Nature conservation

Threatened species

Red-backed Button-quail - South Eastern Highlands: 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 South Eastern Highlands Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia Region.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Kanangra Known None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Red-backed Button-quail - South Eastern Highlands is known to be associated with the following vegetation formations and classes. Click on a name to get background information about it.

  • Forested wetlands
    • Coastal Floodplain Wetlands
      • Lower North Riverflat Eucalypt-Paperbark Forest
    • 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
      • Spirodella freshwater wetland
    • Coastal Heath Swamps
      • Clarence Lowland Smudgy Apple Banksia Forest
      • Northern Sandplain Wet Heath
    • 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
      • Far North Ranges Red Gum Grassy Forest
      • 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
    • 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