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Bristlebirds

(Family Dasyornithidae)

Three species, all endemic to Australia. All are secretive, predominantly terrestrial species, with short stiff bristles at the base of the bill. The Eastern Bristlebird Dasyornis brachypterus and the Western Bristlebird D. longirostris are both endangered at species level, while the Rufous Bristlebird D. broadbenti is classed as ‘Least Concern’. One subspecies of the Rufous Bristlebird, the Western Rufous Bristlebird D. b. litoralis is classed as extinct.

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