Bendigo Box-Ironbark Region

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Swift parrot perched in eucalypt foliage
The region is important for swift parrots

The Bendigo Box-Ironbark Region is a 505 km2 fragmented and irregularly shaped tract of land that encompasses all the box-ironbark forest and woodland remnants used as winter feeding habitat by swift parrots in the Bendigo-Maldon region of central Victoria, south-eastern Australia.


The site lies between the Maryborough-Dunolly Box-Ironbark Region and Rushworth Box-Ironbark Region Important Bird Area (IBAs). It includes much of the Greater Bendigo National Park, several nature reserves and state forests, with a few small blocks of private land. It excludes other areas of woodland that are less suitable for the parrots.[1]


The region was identified as an IBA because, when flowering conditions are suitable it supports up to 1100 non-breeding swift parrots. It is also home to small populations of diamond firetails and non-breeding flame robins.[2] Other declining woodland birds recorded from the IBA include brown treecreepers, speckled warblers, grey-crowned babblers, Gilbert's whistlers, hooded and pink robins, crested bellbirds and black honeyeaters.[1]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bendigo Box-Ironbark Region. Downloaded from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2013-09-03.  on 2011-10-23.
  2. ^ "IBA: Bendigo Box-Ironbark Region". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 

Coordinates: 36°47′13″S 144°16′53″E / 36.78694°S 144.28139°E / -36.78694; 144.28139