Species Profile and Threats Database

For information to assist proponents in referral, environmental assessments and compliance issues, refer to the Policy Statements and Guidelines (where available), the Conservation Advice (where available) or the Listing Advice (where available).
In addition, proponents and land managers should refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice (where available) for recovery, mitigation and conservation information.

EPBC Act Listing Status This taxon may be listed under the EPBC Act at the species level, see Coracina tenuirostris [649].
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
List of Migratory Species (13/07/2000) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000b) [Legislative Instrument].
List of Migratory Species - Amendment to the list of migratory species under section 209 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (26/11/2013) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2013af) [Legislative Instrument].
Scientific name Coracina tenuirostris melvillensis [26187]
Family Campephagidae:Passeriformes:Aves:Chordata:Animalia
Species author  
Infraspecies author Unknown
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

Illustrations Google Images

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Agriculture and Aquaculture:Land clearing, habitat fragmentation and/or habitat degradation Coracina tenuirostris melvillensisin Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006gc) [Internet].

Barrett, G., A. Silcocks, S. Barry, R. Poulter & R. Cunningham (2002b). Australian Bird Atlas 1998-2001 Main Report To Environment Australia. Melbourne: Birds Australia.

Blakers, M., S.J.J.F. Davies & P.N. Reilly (1984). The Atlas of Australian Birds. Melbourne, Victoria: Melbourne University Press.

Bravery, J.A. (1970). The birds of Atherton Shire, Queensland. Emu. 70:49-63.

Draffan, R.D.W., S.T. Garnett & G.J. Malone (1983). Birds of the Torres Strait: an annotated list and biogeographic analysis. Emu. 83:207-234.

Frith, H.J. (ed) (1976). Birds in the Australian High Country. Reed, Sydney.

Gill, H.B. (1970). Birds of Innisfail and hinterland. Emu. 70:105-116.

Griffioen, P. (2001). Temporal Changes in the Distribution of Bird Species in Eastern Australia. Ph.D. Thesis. LaTrobe University, Bundoora, Victoria.

Holmes, G. (1999). Evidence for two species of Cicadabirds in north Queensland. The Bird Observer. 801:12.

Holmes, G. (2002). Personal communication.

Lavery, H.J. (1986). Breeding seasons of birds in north-eastern Australia. Emu. 86:111-113.

McKean, J.L. (1986). The status of cuckoo-shrikes (Campephagidae) in the Darwin area, Northern Territory, 1974-1984. Northern Territory Naturalist. 9:8--14.

Noske, R.A., T.A. Barnes & V. Barnes (1997). First breeding record of the Cicadabird in the Northern Territory. Northern Territory Naturalist. 15:43-44.

Storr, G.M. (1980). Birds of the Kimberley Division, Western Australia. Special Publications of the Western Australian Museum, No. 11. 11:1-117. Perth, Western Australia: Western Australian Museum.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Coracina tenuirostris melvillensis in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:23:37 +1000.