Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Rallidae
Scientific name Gallinula tenebrosa Common name Dusky Moorhen
Population name tenebrosa, SW Australia
Breeding range SW Australia Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Oceania
Notes Split from Australia population in WPE4.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 2004 2004 1 25,000 Best guess [S6271] [R341]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown No idea

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 250


  • 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,


  • S6271 - Minimum population size is <10,000 based on old count data (mainly from 1980s); maximum likely is up to 25,000, in view of restricted range. Largest recorded aggregations have been in urban wetlands.

Copyright Wetlands International 2012

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