Pied Honeyeater - South Eastern Highlands: Distribution and vegetation associations

Scientific name: Certhionyx variegatus
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Last updated: 07 Sep 2017

Distribution of the species within this region

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

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Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Pied Honeyeater - South Eastern Highlands 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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