Nature conservation

Threatened species

Red-backed Button-quail (Turnix maculosus)

Saving our Species strategy

This species has been assigned to the Partnership (widespread) management stream under the Saving our Species (SoS) program.

Justification for allocation to this management stream

Less than 10% of the species occurs within NSW.

Conservation status

Strategic importance

The ecology of Turnix maculosus is not well known in NSW or across its broader distribution. The species occurs sporadically across a broad range of habitats and is difficult to identify, so targeted surveys are challenging. Therefore, there is a lack of knowledge on whether NSW sites are important to the species conservation, including whether the species is a breeding resident. Further information is required to determine the management requirements of the species in NSW.

Conservation status in other Australian jurisdictions

Conservation status in other Australian jurisdictions not available.

Management objectives

This SoS strategy aims to secure critical populations of this species in NSW in the long-term and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act.

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

How will this species be managed?

Key management sites for this threatened species are being identified by the NSW Government and other program partners, where feasible, cost-effective and beneficial management actions can be undertaken. Currently, no management sites have been identified for this threatened species.

Are you or is someone you know doing conservation work for this species or in this area?

Contact us to tell us about the work. Your input will help OEH evaluate the status of threatened species and provide a broader picture of conservation work across NSW.