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The Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus) is a species of bird in the Bristlebird family Dasyornithidae. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, temperate shrubland, and temperate grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.
The Eastern Bristlebird is very territorial and will often use a distinct, loud melodic song to mark its territory. Surveys have found the bird prefers to live in small, localised populations. An isolated colony was found in the Conondale Range in southeastern Queensland in the 1980s. Eastern Bristlebirds build their nests on the ground in areas of dense, clumped grasses.
Eastern Bristlebirds are listed as endangered on the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
The Eastern Bristlebird is listed as threatened on the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (1988). Under this Act, an Action Statement for the recovery and future management of this species has been prepared. On the 2007 advisory list of threatened vertebrate fauna in Victoria, the Eastern Bristlebird is listed as endangered.
In the Queensland the Eastern Bristlebird is on the Endangered species list.