Emu population in the New South Wales North Coast Bioregion and Port Stephens local government area - Sydney Basin: Distribution and vegetation associations

Conservation status in NSW: Endangered Population
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Last updated: 07 Sep 2017

Distribution of the species within this region

The Emu population in the New South Wales North Coast Bioregion and Port Stephens local government area is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the Sydney Basin Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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Hunter Known Component of Subregion that occurs within NSW North Coast Bioregion or Port Stephens LGA only.

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Emu population in the New South Wales North Coast Bioregion and Port Stephens local government area - Sydney Basin is known to be associated with the following vegetation formations and classes. Click on a name to get background information about it.

  • Dry sclerophyll forests (shrub/grass sub-formation)
    • Clarence Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Eucalyptus ophitica - White Mahogany open forest on serpentinite near Baryulgil of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Grey Box - Grey Ironbark grassy open forest of the Clarence Valley lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Grey Box - Small-fruited Grey Gum shrubby forest of the far north of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Grey Gum - Grey Ironbark open forest of the Clarence lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Grey Gum - Spotted Gum open forest of the southern Clarence lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Orange Gum (Eucalyptus bancroftii) open forest of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Red Ironbark open forest of the coastal lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Spotted Gum - Blackbutt open forest of the lower Clarence Valley of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Spotted Gum - Grey Box - Grey Ironbark dry open forest of the Clarence Valley lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Spotted Gum - Grey Box grassy open forest of the Richmond Range of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Spotted Gum - Grey Ironbark - Pink Bloodwood open forest of the Clarence Valley lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Spotted Gum dry grassy open forest of the foothills of the northern NSW North Coast
      • Yellow Box - Grey Box grassy open forest in the Glenugie area of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
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    • Hunter-Macleay Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Broad-leaved Mahogany - Red Bloodwood heathy low open forest on hills at Nelson Bay
      • Spotted Gum - Broad-leaved Mahogany - Red Ironbark shrubby open forest
    • North-west Slopes Dry Sclerophyll Woodlands
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - White Cypress pine woodland on slopes and flats in the Coonabarabran - Pilliga Scrub regions
  • Dry sclerophyll forests (shrubby sub-formation)
    • Coastal Dune Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Blackbutt - Needlebark Stringybark shrubby open forest on coastal sands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Coast Cypress Pine shrubby open forest of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Red Bloodwood - Smooth-barked Apple heathy woodland on coastal sands of the Central and lower North Coast
      • Scribbly Gum - Needlebark Stringybark heathy open forest of coastal lowlands of the northern NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Scribbly gum - Wallum Banksia - Prickly-leaved Paperbark heathy coastal woodland on coastal lowlands
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Blackbutt - Old Man Banksia woodland on coastal sands of the Central and Lower North Coast
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Blackbutt heathy open forest of the Tomaree Peninsula
      • Smooth-barked Apple heathy open forest on sands of the NSW North Coast
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    • North Coast Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Angophora paludosa shrubby forest and woodland on sandstone or sands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Angophora robur shrubby forest and woodland on sandstones of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Bailey's Stringybark - Needlebark Stringybark heathy woodland on sandstones of the lower Clarence Valley of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Blackbutt - bloodwood dry heathy open forest on Quaternary sands of the northern NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Blackbutt - bloodwood dry heathy open forest on sandstones of the northern NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Blackbutt - Spotted Gum shrubby open forest on sandstones of the lower Clarence Valley of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Blackbutt - Turpentine dry heathy open forest on sandstones of the lower Clarence of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Needlebark Stringybark - Large-fruited Blackbutt heathy open forest on sandstones of the northern NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Needlebark Stringybark - Red Bloodwood heathy woodland on sandstones of the lower Clarence of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Needlebark Stringybark - Turpentine heathy open forest of the Clarence lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Pink Bloodwood - Red Mahogany - Smudgy Apple shrubby open forest on sandstone of northern NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Scribbly Gum - Red Bloodwood heathy open forest of the coastal lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
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    • Sydney Coastal Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Red Bloodwood - Brown Stringybark - Hairpin Banksia heathy open forest of coastal lowlands
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Sydney Peppermint - Turpentine heathy open forest on plateaux areas of the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Forested wetlands
    • Coastal Floodplain Wetlands
      • Coastal floodplain sedgelands, rushlands, and forblands of the North Coast
      • Swamp Oak swamp forest fringing estuaries, Sydney Basin Bioregion and South East Corner Bioregion
      • Swamp Oak swamp forest of the coastal lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
    • Coastal Swamp Forests
      • Paperbark swamp forest of the coastal lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Red Mahogany - Swamp Mahogany - Melaleuca sieberi heathy swamp woodland of coastal lowlands
      • Swamp Box swamp forest of the coastal lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Swamp Mahogany swamp forest on coastal lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and northern Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Freshwater wetlands
    • Coastal Freshwater Lagoons
      • Coastal freshwater meadows and forblands of lagoons and wetlands
    • Coastal Heath Swamps
      • Fern-leaf Banksia - Prickly-leaved Paperbark-Tantoon - Leptocarpus tenax wet heath on coastal sands of the Central Coast and lower North Coast
      • Wallum Bottlebrush - Leptocarpus tenax - Baloskion pallens Wallum sedge heath of the lower North Coast
      • Wet heathland and shrubland of coastal lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
  • Grassy woodlands
    • Coastal Valley Grassy Woodlands
      • Cabbage Gum - Broad-leaved Apple open forest of the eastern escarpment, NSW North Coast Bioregion and South Eastern Queensland Bioregion
      • Cabbage Gum open forest or woodland on flats of the North Coast
      • Forest Red Gum - Swamp Box of the Clarence Valley lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Narrow-leaved Red Gum woodlands of the lowlands of the North Coast
  • Heathlands
    • Coastal Headland Heaths
      • Coastal headland heaths of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Coastal mallee of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Wallum Banksia-Monotoca scoparia heath on coastal sands of the Central Coast and lower North Coast
    • Wallum Sand Heaths
      • Graminoid clay heaths of the coastal lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion