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Red-backed Button-quail - NSW North Coast: 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 NSW North Coast Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia Region.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Dalmorton Known None
Karuah Manning Known None
Macleay Hastings Predicted None
Upper Hunter Known None
Yuraygir Known None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Red-backed Button-quail - 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.

  • 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