Little Tern - NSW North Coast: Distribution and vegetation associations

Scientific name: Sternula albifrons
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Last updated: 01 Dec 2017

Distribution of the species within this region

The Little Tern is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the NSW North Coast Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Coffs Coast and Escarpment Known within 10 km of the coast and tidal influenced water bodies
Karuah Manning Known None
Macleay Hastings Known within 10 km of the coast and tidal influenced water bodies
Yuraygir Known within 10 km of the coast and tidal influenced water bodies

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Little Tern - NSW North Coast is known to be associated with the following vegetation formations and classes. Click on a name to get background information about it.

  • Saline wetlands
    • Mangrove Swamps
      • Mangrove - Black Mangrove low closed forest of the northern NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Mangrove - Grey Mangrove low closed forest of the NSW Coastal Bioregion
      • Mangrove - Milky Mangrove low closed forest of the North Coast
      • Mangrove - River Mangrove low closed forest of the NSW Coastal Bioregion
      • Mangrove - Spider Mangrove low closed forest of the northern North Coast
      • Mangrove Forests in estuaries of the Sydney Basin Bioregion and South East Corner Bioregion
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    • Saltmarshes
      • Saltmarsh complex of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Saltmarsh Estuarine Complex
      • Saltmarsh in estuaries of the Sydney Basin Bioregion and South East Corner Bioregion
    • Seagrass Meadows
      • Seagrass meadows of the estuaries and lagoons of the New South Wales coast