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Range DescriptionPoephila cincta once occurred in grassy woodlands throughout north-east Australia from Cape York Peninsula to north-east New South Wales. Substantial declines occurred in the southern nominate subspecies throughout the twentieth century with the last populations in south-east Queensland disappearing in the 1990s. This subspecies was previously thought to be declining at a rate of 20% every 10 years, and this is assumed to be continuing. In the last 25 years a decline in density and extent of occurrence has also been noted in the northern P.c.atropygialis.