Malleefowl - Cobar Peneplain: Distribution and vegetation associations

Scientific name: Leipoa ocellata
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Last updated: 07 Sep 2017

Distribution of the species within this region

The Malleefowl is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the Cobar Peneplain Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Barnato Downs Known None
Canbelego Downs Known None
Lachlan Plains Known None
Nymagee Known None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Malleefowl - Cobar Peneplain 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 (shrubby sub-formation)
    • Sydney Hinterland Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Narrow-leaved Stringybark - Fringe Myrtle - Scaly Phebalium heathy woodland on exposed sandstone ranges of the Sydney Basin
    • Western Slopes Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Black Cypress Pine - Narrow-leaved Ironbark - red gum +/- White Bloodwood shrubby open forest on hills of the southern Pilliga, Coonabarabran and Garawilla regions, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Black Cypress Pine - Narrow-leaved Stringybark heathy woodland of the southern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Black Cypress Pine shrubby woodland of the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Blue-leaved Ironbark heathy woodland of the southern part of the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Brown Bloodwood - Currawang - Caley's Ironbark shrubby woodland on sandstone ranges of the Sydney Basin
      • Brown Bloodwood - cypress - ironbark heathy woodland in the Pilliga region of the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Brown Bloodwood - Dwyer's Red Gum - Red Ironbark heathy woodland on sandstone ranges of the Sydney Basin
      • Caley's Ironbark - Red Ironbark - Currawang shrubby woodland on sandstone ranges of the Sydney Basin
      • Dwyer's Red Gum - Black Cypress Pine - ironbark low woodland on sandstone hillcrests in the Dubbo - Gilgandra region, south-western Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Dywer's Red Gum - Micromyrtus sessilis heathy open woodland on sandstone plateau of the upper Hunter and Sydney Basin
      • Inland Scribbly Gum - Black Cypress Pine - Red Ironbark open forest of the NSW central western slopes
      • Inland Scribbly Gum - Red Stringybark - Black Cypress Pine - Red Ironbark open forest on sandstone hills in the southern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and northern NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Mugga Ironbark - Black Cypress Pine - Red Stringybark - Blakely's Red Gum - Red Ironbark woodland on hillslopes and in valleys on ranges in the NSW central western slopes
      • Mugga Ironbark - Buloke - Pillga Box - White Cypress Pine shrubby woodland on sandstone in the Dubbo region, south-western Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Mugga Ironbark - Inland Grey Box shrubby woodland of the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Mugga Ironbark - Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Buloke - Black Cypress Pine shrub grass open forest in the Goonoo forests and surrounding region, southern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Mugga Ironbark - Red Box - Red Stringybark - Western Grey Box grass/shrub woodland on metamophic substrates in the Tarcutta - Gundagai region, NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Mugga Ironbark - Red Box - White Box - Black Cypress Pine tall woodland on rises and hills in the northern NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Mugga Ironbark - Western Grey Box - cypress pine tall woodland on footslopes of low hills in the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Black Cypress Pine +/- Blakely's Red Gum shrubby open forest on sandstone low hills in the southern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion (including Goonoo)
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Tumbledown Red Gum shrubby open forest in the Melville Range area of southern Nandewar Bioregion
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - White Bloodwood - Red Stringybark woodland of the Garawilla - Liverpool Plains region, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - White Cypress Pine - Buloke tall open forest on lower slopes and flats in the Pilliga Scrub and surrounding forests in the central north Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark shrubby woodland of the Brigalow Belt South bioregion
      • Red Ironbark - Brown Bloodwood - Black Pine heathy open forest on sandstone ranges of the Sydney Basin
      • Red Ironbark - Grey Gum - Black Pine heathy woodland on sandstone ranges of the Sydney Basin
      • Scribbly Gum - Brown Bloodwood woodland on volcanic slopes of the southern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Western Grey Box - Cypress Pine shrubby woodland on stony footslopes in the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion and Riverina Bioregion
      • White Mallee - Dwyer's Red Gum mallee heath on sands in the Goonoo - Pilliga region, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
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  • Semi-arid woodlands (shrubby sub-formation)
    • 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
      • Blue Mallee - Bull Mallee - Green Mallee very tall mallee shrubland of the West Wyalong region, NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Broombush - Green Mallee - Blue Mallee very tall shrubland on stony rises in the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • 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 - 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
      • Green Mallee tall mallee woodland on rises in the Pilliga - Goonoo regions, southern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Grey Mallee - White Cypress Pine woodland on rocky hills of the eastern Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Red Ironbark - Black Cypress Pine shrubby woodland of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Red Stringybark - Dwyer's Red Gum - Black Cypress Pine woodland on siliceous ranges in the Lockhart to Griffith regions NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion and Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
      • Ridge mallee woodland on hills of meta-sediments and volcanics, eastern Cobar Peneplain Bioregion
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    • Sand Plain Mallee Woodlands
      • Broombush shrubland in the mallee landscapes of the temperate and semi-arid (warm) climate zones
      • Bull Mallee - White Mallee tall mallee woodland on red sandy loam soils in the central western slopes of NSW
      • Chenopod sandplain mallee woodland/shrubland of the arid and semi-arid (warm) zones
      • Dwyer's Red Gum - she oak mallee shrubland on eolian sand in the Gilgandra region, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • 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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