Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Rostratulidae
Scientific name Rostratula australis Common name Australian Painted-snipe
Population name Australia
Breeding range E, C & N Australia Non-breeding range
Red List Category Endangered
Ramsar regions Oceania
Notes Lane & Rogers (2000) present strong evidence that this is a separate and endangered species from Rostratula benghalensis. Christidis & Boles (1994) named as a full species Rostratula australis, and listed as Vulnerable under Australian national legislation (EPBC Act 1999). Considered separate species in WPE4.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 1 10,000 [R35]
WPE 4 0 0 1 10,000 [S2397] [R36]
WPE 1 0 0 1,500 1,500 [R689]
WPE 2 0 0 1,500 1,500 [R689]
WPE 5 2009 2011 1,500 2,250 Census based [S7293] [R1017] [R1076]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1960 2000 DEC [R249]
WPE 4 1994 2004 DEC [R554]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1984 2009 DEC Reasonable [T4474] [R1076]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 100
WPE 4 2006 100
WPE 1 1994 15
WPE 2 1997 15
WPE 5 2012 20

References

  • R35 - Bamford, M.J., Watkins, D.G., Bancroft, W. Tischler, G and Wahl, J. (2008). Migratory Shorebirds of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway; Population Estimates and Important Sites. Wetlands International - Oceania.
  • R249 - Garnett, S.T. and Crowley, G.M. 2000. The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000. Environment Australia, Canberra.
  • R36 - Bamford, M.J., Watkins, D.G., Bancroft, W. Tischler, G and Wahl, J. (in prep, 2006). Migratory Shorebirds of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway; Population Estimates and Important Sites. Wetlands International - Oceania.
  • R554 - Rogers, D., Collins, P., Jessop, R.E., Minton, C.D.T. and Hassell, C.J. 2005. Gull-billed Terns in north-western Australia: subspecies identification, moults and behavioural notes. The Emu 105: 145-158.
  • R689 - Watkins, D. 1993. A National Plan for Shorebird Conservation in Australia. Report to World Wide Fund for Nature. Prepared by the Australasian Wader Studies Group.
  • R1017 - Birdlife Australia. 2012. Painted Snippets, Newsletter of the Australian Painted Snipe Project, Vol. 3, October 2009. Online http://www.birdlife.org.au/documents/APS-SnippetsOct09.pdf accessed April 2012.
  • R1076 - Garnett, S.T., Szabo, J.K. and Dutson, G. 2010. The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Notes

  • S2397 - 252 estimate 5,000 breeding adults (7,500 individuals).
  • S7293 - Estimate based on national surveys is 1,000-1,500 mature individuals (medium reliability) .
  • T4474 - Declining trend of more than 30% over 3 generations (26 years; medium reliability) owing to ongoing loss and degradation of wetlands; decline is expected to continue.



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