Western BristleBird

Dasyornis longirostris (Nickname: Long-Billed Bristlebird)

What is the Western BristleBird?

The Western BristleBird belongs in the group of Birds. The Western BristleBird is a medium-sized bird that has a pair of short wings and a long tail. The back of the bird is dark brown, however they have grey dapping in the front area. The wings are a chestnut brown. The young also looks like the the adults. These birds are just like any other bird, they lay eggs. Western BristleBirds lay up to two brown-white eggs. These birds also migrate. Western BristleBirds also feed on invertebrates just like:
  • Earthworms
  • Snails
  • Ants
  • Beetles
  • Seeds

Where do Western BristleBirds live

Western BristleBirds are ground-dwelling birds. This means they live on the ground where there is low and dense vegetation. Though Western BristleBirds are ground-dwelling birds, they still make nest for their eggs. Their nest is always found on the ground in clumps of sedge or near dense shrubs. Sometimes Western BristleBirds can be found where Eucalyptus plants are. Western BristleBirds are found between Perth and Ravensthorpe on the coast of Australia.

A video cannot be found because Western BristleBirds are heard not seen.

The Western BristleBird is an Endangered Speices

How did the Western BristleBird become endangered?

Western BristleBirds are considered in endangered mainly because of the increase in Wildfires. Predators of the Western BristleBirds, like Foxes, Cats, and Hard-Hoofed Animals, have also contributed to the decline of the Western BristleBirds. Changes of local climate weather, invasion of weed species, and plant diseases have also contributed to the decline of Western BristleBird.

Are their any solutions to keep the Western BristleBird alive?

Because Western BristleBirds are endangered, preserves, like Fitzgerald River National Park and Two Peoples Bay, are keeping these birds. In these organizations, they have continue to let these birds breed and let the population grow. Organizations, like The Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation (WADEC), have been coming up with plans to help conserve the environment and stop all the wildfires that destroys their homes.

All Citations

Information Citation

"Western Bristlebird Photo." Dasyornis Longirostris. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.<http://www.arkive.org/western-bristlebird/dasyornis-longirostris/image-G50618.html#biology>.

"Biodiversity." Dasyornis Longirostris — Western Bristlebird. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015. <http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/publicspecies.pl?taxon_id=515#habitat>.

Harrison, Michelle. "Western BristleBird." EDGE of Existence. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015. <http://www.edgeofexistence.org/birds/species_info.php?id=2024>.

Picture Citation

"Western Bristlebird Photo."Dasyornis Longirostris". N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.<http://www.arkive.org/western-bristlebird/dasyornis-longirostris/image-G50618.html#biology>.