The noisy scrub-bird was thought to have gone extinct in the late nineteenth century, until a small population was rediscovered in 1961. For many years following its rediscovery, the species had the dubious distinction of being Australia's rarest passerine. However, thanks to a highly successful program of translocation and management, the bird's status has now been reclassified from Endangered to Vulnerable. The rufous scrub-bird, while reasonably rare, has not suffered the same level of decline as that experienced by the noisy scrub-bird.
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