Malleefowl - Riverina: 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 Riverina Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Lachlan Predicted None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Malleefowl - Riverina 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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