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Eastern Bristlebird Captive Program Update

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Northern Eastern Bristlebird Dasyornis brachypterus monoides is the most threatened population with less than 50 estimated to remain in the wild. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary manages the captive breeding program for this threatened species. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Eastern Bristlebird Captive Program Update


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Eastern Bristlebird Captive Program Update
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  • The Northern Eastern Bristlebird Dasyornis
    brachypterus monoides, is one of the most
    critically endangered populations with less than
    50 individuals estimated to remain in the wild.
    This population is found only in south-eastern
    Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales and
    faces extinction in the wild from threatening
    processes such as habitat loss, grazing and
    predation.

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  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in conjunction with
    the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH)
    manages the captive breeding program for this
    threatened species. This captive program serves
    as an insurance population to increase
    Bristlebird numbers through captive breeding and
    collection of eggs and/or chicks from the wild to
    form additional founders for breeding.

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  • This breeding season has proven successful with 4
    chicks being produced. These chicks were raised
    by one of Currumbins dedicated breeding pairs of
    Bristlebirds. This pair not only successfully
    raised their own offspring they were able to
    raise the offspring of an unrepresented pair of
    Bristlebirds with very important genetics.

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  • The addition of these birds into the captive
    breeding population not only adds to the captive
    breeding population it also injects much needed
    new bloodlines to ensure the genetic health and
    continuation of captive breeding.

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  • The 4 delightful chicks have flourished and now
    are learning the skills required to become
    potential breeders. Two of the offspring were
    males and one is a female and the fourth is yet
    to be determined. We hope to have more positive
    updates on the captive breeding of this
    critically endangered species.

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