Pied Honeyeater - Mulga Lands: Distribution and vegetation associations

Scientific name: Certhionyx variegatus
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Last updated: 01 Dec 2017

Distribution of the species within this region

The Pied Honeyeater is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the Mulga Lands Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Cuttaburra-Paroo Known None
Kerribree Basin Known None
Nebine Plains Known None
Paroo Overflow Known None
Paroo-Darling Sands Known None
Urisino Sandplains Known None
Warrego Plains Known None
Warrego Sands Known None
West Warrego Known None
White Cliffs Plateau Known None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Pied Honeyeater - Mulga Lands is known to be associated with the following vegetation formations and classes. Click on a name to get background information about it.

  • Arid shrublands (Acacia sub-formation)
    • Gibber Transition Shrublands
      • Black Box - Gidgee - chenopod low open woodland wetland on alluvial clay soils in the Culgoa River region of the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Mulga Lands Bioregion
      • Gidgee chenopod woodland on red-brown clays in the semi-arid (hot) climate zone mainly in the Mulga Lands Bioregion.
      • Gidgee of the intermittent watercourses or the arid zone (mainly Channel Country Bioregion and Simpson Strezlecki Dunefields Bioregion)
      • Whitewood - Western Rosewood low woodland of the NSW north western plains
    • North-west Plain Shrublands
      • Derived mixed shrubland on loamy-clay soils in the Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Leopardwood low woodland mainly on clayey soils in the semi-arid zone
      • Mulga - Ironwood shrubland on loams and clays mainly of the Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Supplejack woodland of the NSW north-western semi-arid plains
      • Yarran shrubland of the NSW central to northern slopes and plains
    • Sand Plain Mulga Shrublands
      • Cabbage-tree Wattle shrubland of the inland plains and drainage lines
      • Hooked Needlewood - Needlewood - Mulga - Turpentine Bush open shrubland of the semi-arid and arid plains
      • Narrow-leaved Hopbush - Scrub Turpentine - Senna shrubland on semi-arid and arid sandplains and dunes.
      • Nelia tall open shrubland of semi-arid sandplains
      • Prickly Wattle tall open shrubland of dunes and sandplains of semi-arid and arid regions
      • Purple Wood wattle shrubland of the arid zone sandplains
      • Sandhill Wattle open shrubland on sand ridges mainly in the arid zone
      • Sandplain Mulga tall shrubland - open shrubland of the semi-arid and arid climate zones
      • Senna - Mulga - Needlewood open shrubland on loam-clay soils in swales and on the edges of claypans in the arid zone
      • White Cypress Pine - Mulga shrubland on plains and sandplains in the arid and semi-arid (hot summer) climate zones.
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    • Stony Desert Mulga Shrublands
      • Bastard Mulga tall open shrubland of the semi-arid (hot) and arid climate zones
      • Black Oak - Western Rosewood - bluebush/saltbush low sparse woodland on gravel downs in the arid climate zone
      • Curly Mallee - bluebush open woodland of the arid zone
      • Heather Bush - Mulga - Umbrella Mulga open shrubland on gravelly rises mainly in the Mulga Lands Bioregion
      • Horse Mulga - Umbrella Mulga shrubland on ranges in the arid and semi-arid climate zones
      • Mulga - Dead Finish on stony hills mainly of the Channel Country Bioregion and Broken Hill Complex Bioregion
      • Mulga - Rock Fuchsia-bush sparse shrubland of silcrete scarps and mesas of the Channel Country Bioregion
      • Mulga shrubland on stony rises in the arid and semi-arid climate zones, mainly in the Mulga Lands Bioregion
      • Porcupine Grass - Red Mallee - Gum Coolabah hummock grassland / low sparse woodland on metamorphic ranges on the Barrier Range, Broken Hill Complex Bioregion
      • White Cypress Pine - Mulga low open woodland on the stony ranges of the arid zone (far north western NSW).
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  • Arid shrublands (Chenopod sub-formation)
    • Aeolian Chenopod Shrublands
      • Black Bluebush low open shrubland of the alluvial plains and sandplains of the arid and semi-arid zones
      • Lunette chenopod shrubland mainly of the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • Pearl Bluebush low open shrubland of the arid and semi-arid plains
      • Sandhill Cane Grass hummock grassland on siliceous sands on dune crests of the arid zone
    • Gibber Chenopod Shrublands
      • Bluebush shrubland on stony rises and downs in the arid and semi-arid zones
      • Prickly Wattle open shrubland of drainage lines on stony rises and plains of the arid climate zone
      • Shrubby Twinleaf - saltbush open shrubland on silcrete scarps of the arid zone
    • Riverine Chenopod Shrublands
      • Australian Boxthorn open shrubland in the semi-arid or arid climate zones
      • Bladder Saltbush chenopod shrubland on alluvial plains mainly in the Darling Riverine Plain Bioregion
      • Chenopod low open shrubland - ephemeral partly derived forbland saline wetland on occasionally flooded pale clay scalds in the NSW North Western Plains
      • Copperburr low open shrubland on loam - clay flats and playas, western Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and northern Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Dillon Bush (Nitre Bush) shrubland of the semi-arid and arid zones
      • Old Man Saltbush - mixed chenopod shrubland of the semi-arid hot (persistently dry) and arid climate zones (north-western NSW)
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  • Forested wetlands
    • Inland Riverine Forests
      • River Red Gum - Black Box woodland wetland of the semi-arid (warm) climatic zone (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • River Red Gum - Lignum very tall open forest or woodland wetland on floodplains of semi-arid (warm) climate zone (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • River Red Gum - Poplar Box grassy woodland wetland on Quaternary alluvial sandy-loam soils of the Cobar Peneplain
      • River Red Gum - Warrego Grass - Couch Grass riparian tall woodland wetland of the semi-arid (warm) climate zone (Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • River Red Gum swampy woodland wetland on cowals (lakes) and associated flood channels in central NSW
      • River Red Gum tall to very tall open forest / woodland wetland on rivers on floodplains mainly in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • River Red Gum woodland wetland of rocky creeks in the ranges of the arid climate zone
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  • Freshwater wetlands
    • Inland Floodplain Shrublands
      • Canegrass swamp tall grassland wetland of drainage depressions, lakes and pans of the inland plains
      • Eurah shrubland of inland floodplains
      • Golden Goosefoot shrubland wetland in swamps of the arid and semi-arid (hot summer) zones
      • Lignum shrubland wetland on floodplains and depressions of the Mulga Lands Bioregion, Channel Country Bioregion in the arid and semi-arid (hot) climate zones
      • Lignum shrubland wetland on regularly flooded alluvial depressions in the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • River Coobah swamp wetland on the floodplains of the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • River Coobah tall shrubland wetland of the floodplains in the Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • Spotted Fuchsia shrubland wetland in drainage depressions on inland plains
      • Swamp Paper-bark shrubland wetland ringing depressions in the Mulga Lands Bioregion
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  • Grassy woodlands
    • Floodplain Transition Woodlands
      • Poplar Box - Belah woodland on clay-loam soils on alluvial plains of north-central NSW
      • Poplar Box grassy woodland on alluvial clay-loam soils mainly in the temperate (hot summer) climate zone of central NSW (wheatbelt).
      • Western Grey Box - Poplar Box - White Cypress Pine tall woodland on red loams mainly of the eastern Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Western Grey Box - White Cypress Pine tall woodland on loam soil on alluvial plains of NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion and Riverina Bioregion
      • White Cypress Pine woodland on sandy loams in central NSW wheatbelt
  • Semi-arid woodlands (grassy sub-formation)
    • Brigalow Clay Plain Woodlands
      • Brigalow - Belah open forest / woodland on alluvial often gilgaied clay from Pilliga Scrub to Goondiwindi, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Brigalow - Gidgee open woodland on clay plains west of the Culgoa River, Mulga Lands Bioregion
      • Brigalow open woodland on clay soils in the Nyngan-Bourke-Enngonia regions of the NSW north-western plains
    • Inland Floodplain Woodlands
      • Black Box - Lignum woodland wetland of the inner floodplains in the semi-arid (warm) climate zone (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • Black Box - Silver Saltbush chenopod open woodland on terrace rises on alluvial plains in the lower Darling River and lower Murray River region of the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • Black Box grassy open woodland wetland of rarely flooded depressions in south western NSW (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • Black Box open woodland wetland with chenopod understorey mainly on the outer floodplains in south-western NSW (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • River Red Gum grassy chenopod open tall woodland (wetland) on floodplain clay soil of the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and western Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • River Red Gum low woodland of rocky gorges and creeks in the Cobar Peneplain
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    • North-west Floodplain Woodlands
      • Belah woodland on alluvial plains and low rises in the central NSW wheatbelt to Pilliga and Liverpool Plains regions.
      • Black Box low woodland wetland lining ephemeral watercourses or fringing lakes and clay pans of semi-arid (hot) and arid zones
      • Black Box woodland wetland on NSW central and northern floodplains including the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion.
      • Coolabah - River Coobah - Lignum woodland wetland of frequently flooded floodplains mainly in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Coolabah open woodland wetland dunefield depressions of the arid zone
      • Coolabah open woodland wetland with chenopod/grassy ground cover on grey and brown clay floodplains
      • Coolabah woodland wetland of intermittent watercourses in arid zone, mainly in the Channel Country Bioregion
      • Poplar Box - Coolabah floodplain woodland on light clay soil mainly in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Poplar Box grassy low woodland of drainage lines and depressions of the semi-arid (hot) and arid zone climate zones
      • River Red Gum open woodland wetland of intermittent watercourses mainly of the arid climate zone
      • River Red Gum woodland wetland of lake fringes in the semi-arid (hot) and arid climate zones
      • Yapunyah woodland wetland of Cuttaburra-Paroo River system, Mulga Lands Bioregion
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    • Riverine Plain Woodlands
      • Weeping Myall open woodland of the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Weeping Myall open woodland of the Riverina Bioregion and NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
  • Semi-arid woodlands (shrubby sub-formation)
    • Desert Woodlands
      • Desert Bloodwood - Mulga low woodland of the semi-arid plains
      • Western Bloodwood - Whitewood low open woodland on Tibooburra Granite
    • Dune Mallee Woodlands
      • Deep sand mallee of irregular dunefields of the semi-arid (warm) zone
      • Snap and Rattle Mallee - Moonah open mallee shrubland in the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • Spinifex linear dune mallee mainly of the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
    • Inland Rocky Hill Woodlands
      • Dwyer's Red Gum - Black Cypress Pine - Currawang shrubby low woodland on rocky hills mainly in the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Dwyer's Red Gum - Currawang grassy low woodland of the central western plains of NSW
      • Dwyer's Red Gum - Quinine Tree open woodland on igneous intrusive hills of the Macquarie River floodplain (NSW)
      • Dwyer's Red Gum - White Cypress Pine - Currawang low shrub-grass woodland of the Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Dwyer's Red Gum - White Cypress Pine - Currawang shrubby woodland mainly in the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Green Mallee - White Cypress Pine very tall mallee woodland on gravel rises mainly in the Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Grey Mallee - Mulga shrubland of the north-western Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Grey Mallee - White Cypress Pine woodland on rocky hills of the eastern Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Gum Coolabah - Mugga Ironbark - White Cypress Pine woodland on granite low hills in the eastern Cobar Peneplain Bioregion and central NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Gum Coolabah woodland on sedimentary substrates mainly in the Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Gum Coolabah woodland on slopes of sandstone ranges in the Paroo - Darling region, mainly Mulga Lands Bioregion
      • Ridge mallee woodland on hills of meta-sediments and volcanics, eastern Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • White Cypress Pine - Mulga low woodland on siliceous rocky ranges mainly of the Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
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    • North-west Alluvial Sand Woodlands
      • Carbeen - White Cypress Pine - River Red Gum - bloodwood tall woodland on sandy loam alluvial and eolian soils in the northern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Mixed scrub low open woodland on sand rises and dunes on floodplains in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
    • Riverine Sandhill Woodlands
      • Buloke - Moonah - Black Box open woodland on sandy rises of semi arid (warm) climate zone (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • Semi-arid shrubby Buloke - Slender Cypress Pine woodland, far south-western NSW
      • Slender Cypress Pine - Sugarwood - Western Rosewood open woodland on sandy rises mainly in the Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • White Cypress Pine - Drooping Sheoak grassy open woodland of the Riverine Plain
      • White Cypress Pine - Western Rosewood - spinifex grass open woodland on sand-dunes in the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • White Cypress Pine open woodland of sand plains, prior streams and dunes mainly of the semi-arid (warm) climate zone
      • Yarran tall open shrubland of the sandplains and plains of the semi-arid (warm) and arid climate zones
      • Yellow Gum tall woodland of the Murray River floodplain, Riverina Bioregion
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    • Sand Plain Mallee Woodlands
      • Broombush shrubland in the mallee landscapes of the temperate and semi-arid (warm) climate zones
      • Chenopod sandplain mallee woodland/shrubland of the arid and semi-arid (warm) zones
      • Mallee - Gum Coolabah woodland on red earth flats of the eastern Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Mallee Box open woodland mainly in the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • Red Mallee - White Mallee extremely tall tree mallee on silty-loam-clay soils of central south-western NSW
      • Sandplain mallee of central NSW
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    • Semi-arid Sand Plain Woodlands
      • Belah/Black Oak - Western Rosewood - Leopardwood low open woodland on sandplain and sandy flats in semi arid (hot) and arid climate zones
      • Black Oak - Pearl Bluebush open woodland of the sandplains of the semi-arid warm and arid climate zones
      • Black Oak - Western Rosewood open woodland on deep sandy loams mainly in the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • Sugarwood open woodland of the inland plains mainly Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
    • Subtropical Semi-arid Woodlands
      • Buck Spinifex shrubby hummock grassland / Coolabah Apple - Silver-leaved Ironbark open woodland on deep sand in the Enngonia to Cumborah regions, north western NSW
      • Silver-leaved Ironbark - Poplar Box +/- Ironwood shrub - grass woodland on rises in the north-western plains of NSW
      • Whitewood low open woodland of the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and north-eastern Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
    • Western Peneplain Woodlands
      • Gum Coolabah - Mulga open woodland on gravel ridges of the Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Ironwood woodland of the semi-arid plains
      • Pine - Belah low open woodland of the western Cobar Peneplain and northern Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • Pine shrubland of the western Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Poplar Box - Gum Coolabah - White Cypress Pine shrubby woodland mainly in the Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Poplar Box - Mulga - Ironwood woodland on red loam soils on plains in the Cobar Peneplain Bioregion and north-eastern Mulga Lands Bioregion
      • Poplar Box - White Cypress Pine - Wilga - Ironwood shrubby woodland on red sandy-loam soils in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Poplar Box grassy woodland on flats mainly in the Cobar Peneplain Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • White Cypress Pine - Poplar Box woodland on footslopes and peneplains mainly in the Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
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