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- noun any of three
speciesof passerine birdsin the monotypicfamily Dasyornithidae endemicto Australia.
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Only one bird is endemic to the region, the western bristlebird (Dasyornis longirostris VU).
Several threatened species are found in the heath vegetation of this ecoregion, including the western bristlebird (Dasyornis longirostris VU), western whipbird (Psophodes nigrogularis nigrogularis), and the western ground parrot (Pezoporus wallicus flaviventris), while the noisy scrub-bird (Atrichornis clamosus VU) lives in densely vegetated, eucalypt-dominated gullies.
The western subspecies of the rufous bristlebird (Dasyornis broadbenti litoralis) was once found in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste region, but has not been sighted since 1906.
The avifauna includes red goshawk (Erythrotriorchis radiatus VU), swift parrot (Lathamus discolor EN), regent honeyeater (Xanthomyza phrygia EN), Albert's lyrebird (Menura alberti EN), and eastern bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus EN).
Near endemic birds include the gang-gang cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum), rufous bristlebird (Dasyornis broadbenti), rock warbler (Origma solitaria), and the pilotbird (Pycnoptilus floccosus), which is found in association with the superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae).