Sydney hawk (Austrocordulia leonardi)

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Sydney hawk
IUCN Red List species status – Critically Endangered CRITICALLY
ENDANGERED

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  • The Sydney hawk is a rare species and only 11 adults have ever been recorded.
  • Native to New South Wales in Australia, the Sydney hawk is only known from three locations in the Sydney region.
  • A freshwater species, the Sydney hawk favours shady, slow-flowing rivers.
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Sydney hawk description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderOdonata
FamilyCorduliidae
GenusAustrocordulia (1)

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Sydney hawk status

Classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Critically Endangered

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (September, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Sydney hawk  
Sydney hawk

© Gunther Theischinger

Gunther Theischinger
Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water New South Wales
Tel: 02 9995 5159
Gunther.Theischinger@environment.nsw.gov.au

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