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Rufous Scrubbird
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Information
Range Australia
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Atrichornithidae
Genus Atrichornis
Species Atrichornis clamosus
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The Rufous scrubbird (Atrichornis rufescens), is a species of scrubbird in the Atrichornithidae family. It is endemic to Australia.

Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

By the mid-20th century, it was almost extinct, but it has since recovered to the point where it was not considered threatened anymore. Downlisted to Near Threatened status by the IUCN in 2004, recent research shows that its numbers are decreasing again after a peak in the first years of the 21st century. It is consequently uplisted to Vulnerable status in 2008.

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