Noisy Scrub-bird (Atrichornis clamosus) Recovery Plan

Alan Danks1, Andrew A. Burbidge2, Allan H. Burbidge2 and Graeme T. Smith3
ISSN 0816-9713

GLOSSARY

arthropods, any of the Arthropoda, the phylum of segmented invertebrates having jointed legs, such as insects, spiders, crustaceans, etc.

Atrichornithidae, the family containing the Noisy and Rufous Scrub-birds.

ANZECC, The Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council; a decision-making body consisting of Australian Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers for Environment and Conservation and the New Zealand Minister.

critical, a taxon classified as critical under the proposed IUCN categories has a 50% probability of becoming extinct within 5 years or two generations, whichever is longer.

CALM, The Western Australian Department of Conservation and Land Management.

CSIRO,The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization.

DNA, deoxy-ribo-nucleic acid; the molecules of which contain the genetic information in the genes.

endangered, a taxon classified as endangered under the proposed IUCN categories has a 20% probability of extinction within 20 years or 10 generations, whichever is longer.

fledge, develop feathers until able to fly or leave the nest.

genus (plural genera), a taxonomic group of related species; the genus name is the first part of a scientific name of a species.

IUCN, the World Conservation Union (formerly the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources).

limiting factor, something that limits the size of a population.

Menuridae, the lyre-bird family

Menuroidea, the super-family containing both lyre-birds and scrub-birds; some authors include other families as well.

monogeneric family, a family with only one genus.

Ne, effective population size; the reproductively-active part of a population.

Passeriformes, the taxonomic order containing all songbird families.

re-stocking, movement of animals with the intention of building up the number of individuals in an original habitat.

riparian, pertaining to the bank of a river.

taxon (plural taxa), any taxonomic category, such as sub-species, species, genus, family, etc.

translocation, moving an animal from one place to another.

vulnerable, a taxon classified as vulnerable under the proposed IUCN categories has a 10% probability of becoming extinct within 100 years.