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Red-backed Button-quail - Cobar Peneplain: Distribution and vegetation associations

Scientific name: Turnix maculosus
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Last updated: 12 Feb 2018

Distribution of the species within this region

The Red-backed Button-quail is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the Cobar Peneplain Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia Region.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Canbelego Downs Predicted None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Red-backed Button-quail - 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 (shrub/grass sub-formation)
    • Central Gorge Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Eurabbie - stringybark shrubby woodland on limestone in the Jenolan Caves area, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Jenolan-Tuglow Limestone Forest
    • Clarence Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Clarence Gorges Silver-leaved Ironbark Forest
      • Clarence Lowland Ironbark-Spotted Gum Grassy Forest
      • Clarence Sandstone Pink Bloodwood Grassy Forest
      • Clarence Sandstone Rises Spotted Gum Grassy Forest
      • 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 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
      • Northern Hinterland Hills Bloodwood-Red Gum Grassy Forest
      • 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
      • Grey Gum - Rough-barked Apple shrubby open forest of the lower Hunter
      • Red Ironbark - Spotted Gum - Prickly-leaved Paperbark shrubby open forest of the Lower Hunter
      • Slaty Red Gum grassy woodland on hinterland foothills of the southern North Coast
      • Spotted Gum - Broad-leaved Mahogany - Grey Gum grass - shrub open forest on Coastal Lowlands of the Central Coast
      • Spotted Gum - Broad-leaved Mahogany - Red Ironbark shrubby open forest
      • Spotted Gum - Grey Ironbark open forest of the Macleay Valley lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Spotted Gum - Red Ironbark - Grey Gum shrub - grass open forest of the Lower Hunter
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    • Northern Gorge Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Grey gum - stringybark open forest of the gorges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Grey Ironbark - Grey Gum open forest of the northern escarpment ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • New England Blackbutt - stringybark grassy forest the eastern New England Tableland Bioregion and NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Northern Gorges Red Gum Grassy Forest
      • Spotted Gum - Tallowwood dry open forest of the escarpment and foothills of the New England Tableland Bioregion and NSW North Coast Bioregion
    • North-west Slopes Dry Sclerophyll Woodlands
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Native Olive shrubby open forest of the central and upper Hunter
      • 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
      • Far North Sands Scribbly Gum Heathy Forest
      • Lower North Sandplain Heathy Forest
      • Northern Sands Blackbutt-Red Mahogany Forest
    • North Coast Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Clarence Lowland Smudgy Apple-Paperbark Forest
      • Clarence Sandstone Bloodwood-Stringybark Forest
      • Clarence Sandstone Stringybark Heathy Woodland
      • Northern Lowland Sandstones Dry Open Forest
      • Northern Lowland Scribbly Gum-Bloodwood Forest
    • Sydney Coastal Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Red Bloodwood - scribbly gum heathy woodland on sandstone plateaux of the Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Red Bloodwood - Sydney Peppermint heathy open forest on slopes of dry sandstone gullies of western and southern Sydney, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Sydney Peppermint - Turpentine heathy open forest on plateaux areas of the Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Sydney Coastal Sandstone Bloodwood Shrub Forest
      • Sydney Peppermint - White Stringybark - Smooth-barked Apple forest on shale outcrops, Sydney Basin Bioregion
    • Sydney Hinterland Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Sydney Hinterland Peppermint-Apple Forest
  • Forested wetlands
    • Coastal Floodplain Wetlands
      • Coastal floodplain sedgelands, rushlands, and forblands of the North Coast
      • Lower North Riverflat Eucalypt-Paperbark Forest
      • Rough-barked Apple - red gum grassy woodland of the MacDonald River Valley on the Central Coast, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Swamp Oak swamp forest of the coastal lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
    • Coastal Swamp Forests
      • Northern Floodplain Paperbark Fern Swamp Forest
      • Northern Lowland Swamp Turpentine-Mahogany Forest
      • Northern Melaleuca quinquenervia Swamp Forest
      • Northern Sands Swamp Mahogany Shrubby Rush Forest
    • Eastern Riverine Forests
      • River Red Gum / River Oak riparian woodland wetland in the Hunter Valley
    • Inland Riverine Forests
      • Blakely's Red Gum x Dirty Gum - White Cypress Pine tall riparian woodland, NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • River Red Gum tall to very tall open forest / woodland wetland on rivers on floodplains mainly in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
  • Freshwater wetlands
    • Coastal Freshwater Lagoons
      • Cladium procerum coastal freshwater wetland
      • Coastal freshwater meadows and forblands of lagoons and wetlands
      • Coastal freshwater wetland
      • Jointed Twig-rush sedgeland
      • Lepironia articulata sedgeland
      • Phragmites australis and Typha orientalis coastal freshwater wetlands of the Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Soft Twig-rush Sedgeland of North Coast Wallum Swamps
      • Spirodella freshwater wetland
      • Tall Spike Rush freshwater wetland
      • Typha rushland
      • Water Couch - Tall Spike Rush freshwater wetland of the Central Coast and lower Hunter
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    • Coastal Heath Swamps
      • Clarence Lowland Smudgy Apple Banksia Forest
      • Northern Sandplain Wet Heath
      • Woolly Water lily - Sand Couch coastal freshwater wetland
    • Inland Floodplain Swamps
      • Permanent and semi-permanent freshwater lakes wetland of the inland slopes and plains
      • Reedland - tussock grass - segeland fen swampy wetland of impeded creeks in southern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Riparian sedgeland rushland wetland of the Pilliga to Goonoo sandstone forests, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Sedgeland fen wetland of spring-fed or runoff-fed creeks in the southern Pilliga - Warrumbungle Range region, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Shallow freshwater wetland sedgeland in depressions on floodplains on inland alluivial plains and floodplains
      • Water Couch marsh grassland wetland of frequently flooded inland watercourses
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    • Montane Bogs and Fens
      • Carex sedgeland of the slopes and tablelands
  • Grasslands
    • Semi-arid Floodplain Grasslands
      • Couch Grass grassland wetland on river banks and floodplains of inland river systems
      • Native Millet - Cup Grass grassland of the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Partly derived Windmill Grass - copperburr alluvial plains shrubby grassland of the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Rats Tail Couch sod grassland wetland of inland floodplains
    • Western Slopes Grasslands
      • Derived tussock grassland of the central western plains and lower slopes of NSW
  • Grassy woodlands
    • Coastal Valley Grassy Woodlands
      • Bull Oak grassy woodland of the central Hunter Valley
      • 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
      • Far North Ranges Red Gum Grassy Forest
      • Forest Red Gum - Swamp Box of the Clarence Valley lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Grey Box - Forest Red Gum - Grey Ironbark open forest of the hinterland ranges of the North Coast
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Bull Oak - Grey Box shrub - grass open forest of the central and lower Hunter
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Grey Box grassy woodland of the central and upper Hunter
      • Narrow-leaved Red Gum woodlands of the lowlands of the North Coast
      • Weeping Myall - Coobah - Scrub Wilga shrubland of the Hunter Valley
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    • Floodplain Transition Woodlands
      • Poplar Box grassy woodland on alluvial clay-loam soils mainly in the temperate (hot summer) climate zone of central NSW (wheatbelt).
    • Western Slopes Grassy Woodlands
      • Grey Box - grass tree - spinifex woodland on limestone hills of the western Hunter and Capertee Valleys, Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Semi-arid woodlands (grassy sub-formation)
    • Brigalow Clay Plain Woodlands
      • Brigalow - Belah open forest / woodland on alluvial often gilgaied clay from Pilliga Scrub to Goondiwindi, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Brigalow open woodland on clay soils in the Nyngan-Bourke-Enngonia regions of the NSW north-western plains
    • North-west Floodplain Woodlands
      • Belah woodland on alluvial plains and low rises in the central NSW wheatbelt to Pilliga and Liverpool Plains regions.
      • Black Box woodland wetland on NSW central and northern floodplains including the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion.
      • Coolabah - River Coobah - Lignum woodland wetland of frequently flooded floodplains mainly in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Coolabah open woodland wetland with chenopod/grassy ground cover on grey and brown clay floodplains
      • Poplar Box - Coolabah floodplain woodland on light clay soil mainly in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
    • Riverine Plain Woodlands
      • Weeping Myall open woodland of the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Weeping Myall open woodland of the Riverina Bioregion and NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
  • Wet sclerophyll forests (grassy sub-formation)
    • Northern Hinterland Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Blackbutt - Tallowwood dry grassy open forest of the central parts NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Blackbutt - Turpentine open forest of the foothills of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Blackbutt grassy open forest of the lower Clarence Valley of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Central Coast Escarpment dry forest
      • Lower North White Mahogany-Spotted Gum Moist Forest
      • Northern Blackbutt-Turpentine Shrub Forest
      • Northern Bloodwood-Ironbark Moist Grassy Forest
      • Northern Foothills Blackbutt Grassy Forest
      • Northern Gorges Diverse Grassy Forest
      • Northern Hinterland Blackbutt-Forest Oak Wet Forest
      • Northern Hinterland Grey Gum-Mahogany Grassy Forest
      • Northern Hinterland Tallowwood-Forest Oak Grassy Forest
      • Red Mahogany open forest of the coastal lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and northern Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Rough-barked Apple - Grey Gum grassy open forest of the hinterland hills of the Central Coast, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Tallowwood - Small-fruited Grey Gum - Kangaroo Grass grassy tall open forest on foothills of the lower North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Small-fruited Grey Gum dry grassy open forest of the foothills of the NSW North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Smooth-barked Apple - Blackbutt grass tall open forest of the Central and lower North Coast
      • Tallowwood dry grassy forest of the far northern ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Tallowwood open forest of the coastal ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
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    • Northern Tableland Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Dorrigo White Gum open forest of the escarpment ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • New England Blackbutt - Tallowwood grassy forest of escarpment ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
    • Southern Lowland Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Pittwater Spotted Gum forest