Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Gruidae
Scientific name Antigone rubicunda Common name Brolga
Population name Australia
Breeding range Australia Non-breeding range Australia
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Oceania
Notes N Australia and S Australia populations have been combined in WPE5.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 5 1995 2008 25,000 100,000 Best guess [S5909] [R341] [R443] [R1101] [R1112]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 5 2001 2010 FLU Poor [R1101]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 5 2012 1000


  • R341 - Jaensch, Roger, August 2005. Detailed data and notes on numbers and distribution of waterbirds in Australia, updated from Jaensch, 2003, and derived from more than 90 Australian sources including Wetlands International, Birds Australia and Jaensch, 2003,
  • R443 - Meine, C.D. and Archibald, G.W. (eds.). 1996. The Cranes: status survey and conservation Action Plan. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. 294 pp.
  • R1101 - Jaensch, R. April 2012. Detailed data and notes on numbers and trends of waterbirds in Australia and other parts of the Oceania region, in a spreadsheet prepared for Wetlands International - Oceania for the 5th edition of WPE.
  • R1112 - Kingsford, R.T., Porter, J.L. and Halse, S.A. 2012. National waterbird assessment. Waterlines report, National Water Commission, Canberra. Available online at http://nwc.gov.au/publications/waterlines/74


  • S5909 - Data refer to whole of Australia (no separate populations). Estimate based on national survey and consideration of numbers occurring in dryland habitats. Threats to breeding habitat in far S of range probably affect a very small part of the population.

Copyright Wetlands International 2012

Citation: Wetlands International (). "Waterbird Population Estimates" . Retrieved from wpe.wetlands.org on