Carpentarian grasswren

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Carpentarian grasswren
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Maluridae
Genus: Amytornis
Species: A. dorotheae
Binomial name
Amytornis dorotheae
(Mathews, 1914)
Carpentarian Grasswren Distribution.jpg

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

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss. The habitat of this species is almost exclusively on top of sandstone escarpments in the Northern Territory. In this very difficult to access terrain it is found to be not so rare. This habitat is not endangered by human encroachment other than by fires because of the extreme inaccessibility.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2015). "Amytornis dorotheae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 January 2016.