Little Tern - South Eastern Queensland: 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 South Eastern Queensland Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Burringbar-Conondale Ranges Known within 10 km of the coast and tidal influenced water bodies
Clarence Lowlands Known within 10 km of the coast and tidal influenced water bodies
Sunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Known within 10 km of the coast and tidal influenced water bodies

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Little Tern - South Eastern Queensland 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