Eyrean grasswren

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Eyrean grasswren
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Maluridae
Genus: Amytornis
Species: A. goyderi
Binomial name
Amytornis goyderi
(Gould, 1875)

The Eyrean grasswren (Amytornis goyderi) is a species of bird in the Maluridae family. It is endemic to Australia.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The grasswren is found in arid central Australia in the Lake Eyre basin where it inhabits scattered sandhill cane-grass clumps, often near salt lakes and irregularly flooded wetlands, in the Channel Country of south-western Queensland, south-eastern Northern Territory and north-eastern South Australia. Sites identified by BirdLife International as being important for Eyrean grasswren conservation are the Coongie Lakes, Goyder Lagoon, Lakes Muncoonie, Mumbleberry and Torquinie, the Simpson Desert and the Strzelecki Desert Lakes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Amytornis goyderi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eyrean Grasswren". Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-01.