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White-fronted Chat - Broken Hill Complex: Distribution and vegetation associations

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

Distribution of the species within this region

The White-fronted Chat is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the Broken Hill Complex Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Barrier Range Known None
Barrier Range Outwash Known None
Mootwingee Downs Predicted None
Scopes Range Predicted None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the White-fronted Chat - Broken Hill Complex is known to be associated with the following vegetation formations and classes. Click on a name to get background information about it.

  • Arid shrublands (Chenopod sub-formation)
    • Aeolian Chenopod Shrublands
      • Black Bluebush low open shrubland of the alluvial plains and sandplains of the arid and semi-arid zones
      • Bladder Saltbush low open chenopod shrubland of the Strzelecki dunefields of the arid climate zone
      • Low Bluebush - Bladder Saltbush open shrubland of the arid zone
      • Lunette chenopod shrubland mainly of the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • Pearl Bluebush low open shrubland of the arid and semi-arid plains
      • Sandhill Cane Grass hummock grassland on siliceous sands on dune crests of the arid zone
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    • Gibber Chenopod Shrublands
      • Bladder Saltbush shrubland on stony plains and downs of the arid zone
      • Bluebush shrubland on stony rises and downs in the arid and semi-arid zones
      • Bottlewasher - Copperburr grassland of the arid zone
      • Cotton Bush - copperburr open shrubland of the arid climate zone
      • Kerosene Grass - Mulka grass - short grassland/forbland of the arid zone
      • Mitchell Grass - saltbush grassland/shrubland of the gibber downs of the arid climate zone
      • Shrubby Twinleaf - saltbush open shrubland on silcrete scarps of the arid zone
      • Windmill Grass - love grass - daisy derived grassland/forbland of arid climate zone
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    • Riverine Chenopod Shrublands
      • Australian Boxthorn open shrubland in the semi-arid or arid climate zones
      • Black Roly Poly low open shrubland of the Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • Bladder Saltbush chenopod shrubland on alluvial plains mainly in the Darling Riverine Plain Bioregion
      • Bladder Saltbush shrubland on alluvial plains in the semi-arid (warm) zone including Riverina Bioregion
      • Chenopod low open shrubland - ephemeral partly derived forbland saline wetland on occasionally flooded pale clay scalds in the NSW North Western Plains
      • Copperburr low open shrubland on loam - clay flats and playas, western Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and northern Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Derived Copperburr shrubland of the NSW northern inland alluvial floodplains
      • Derived corkscrew grass grassland/forbland on sandplains and plains in the semi-arid (warm) climate zone
      • Derived Giant Redburr low shrubland on alluvial plains of the semi-arid (warm) climate zone
      • Dillon Bush (Nitre Bush) shrubland of the semi-arid and arid zones
      • Galvanized Burr derived low shrubland of the Brigalow Belt South and Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Old Man Saltbush - mixed chenopod shrubland of the semi-arid hot (persistently dry) and arid climate zones (north-western NSW)
      • Old Man Saltbush shrubland mainly of the semi-arid (warm) climate zone (south western NSW)
      • Slender Saltbush - samphire - copperburr low open shrubland wetland on irreguarly innundated floodplains mainly in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
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  • Forested wetlands
    • Coastal Floodplain Wetlands
      • Coastal floodplain sedgelands, rushlands, and forblands of the North Coast
      • Estuarine Swamp Oak forest
      • Floodplain wetlands of the coastal lowlands, southern South East Corner Bioregion
  • Freshwater wetlands
    • Coastal Freshwater Lagoons
      • Cladium procerum coastal freshwater wetland
      • Coastal freshwater meadows and forblands of lagoons and wetlands
      • Coastal freshwater swamps of the Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Coastal freshwater wetland
      • Coastal lagoon fringing scrub
      • Estuarine reedland
      • Jointed Twig-rush sedgeland
      • Lepironia articulata sedgeland
      • Phragmites australis and Typha orientalis coastal freshwater wetlands of the Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • 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
      • Woolly Water lily - Sand Couch coastal freshwater wetland
    • Inland Floodplain Shrublands
      • Budda Pea - Channel Millet ephemeral reedland wetland on floodplains in north-western NSW
      • Canegrass swamp tall grassland wetland of drainage depressions, lakes and pans of the inland plains
      • Golden Goosefoot shrubland wetland in swamps of the arid and semi-arid (hot summer) zones
      • Lignum shrubland wetland of the semi-arid (warm) plains (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • Lignum shrubland wetland on floodplains and depressions of the Mulga Lands Bioregion, Channel Country Bioregion in the arid and semi-arid (hot) climate zones
      • Lignum shrubland wetland on regularly flooded alluvial depressions in the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Nitre Goosefoot shrubland wetland on clays of the inland floodplains
      • River Coobah swamp wetland on the floodplains of the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • River Coobah tall shrubland wetland of the floodplains in the Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • Spotted Fuchsia shrubland wetland in drainage depressions on inland plains
      • Swamp Paper-bark shrubland wetland ringing depressions in the Mulga Lands Bioregion
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    • Inland Floodplain Swamps
      • Artesian Mound Spring sedgeland wetland mainly of the Mulga Lands Bioregion
      • Common Reed - Bushy Groundsel aquatic tall reedland grassland wetland of inland river systems
      • Cumbungi rushland wetland of shallow semi-permanent water bodies and inland watercourses
      • Cyperus - Typha sedgeland wetland of the arid zone climate zone
      • Gilgai wetland mosaic in the southern NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Marsh Club-rush wetland very tall sedgeland of inland watercourses, mainly Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Permanent and semi-permanent freshwater lakes wetland of the inland slopes and plains
      • Pilliga tank gilgai wetland sedgeland rushland, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • 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
      • Rush - Sedge - Common Reed mainly lentic channel wetland of the Upper Murray and mid-Murrumbidgee River floodplains in the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Sedgeland - forbland wetland in depressions on valley flats of the NSW North-western Slopes
      • 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
      • Shallow marsh wetland of regularly flooded depressions on floodplains mainly in the semi-arid (warm) climatic zone (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • Swamp grassland wetland of the Riverine Plain
      • Swamp Paper-bark very tall shrubland wetland on sodic soils in the Pilliga Scrub region
      • Water Couch marsh grassland wetland of frequently flooded inland watercourses
      • Wetland on sodic soils in the Yetman-Yelarbon region, mainly Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
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    • Montane Bogs and Fens
      • Carex sedgeland of the slopes and tablelands
      • Sedgeland fens wetland of impeded drainage of the Nandewar Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Tableland swamp meadow on impeded drainage sites of the western Sydney Basin Bioregion and South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
    • Montane Lakes
      • Lakebed ephemeral herbfield or grassland on the tablelands, Sydney Basin and South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Montane lakes of the Monaro region, South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Wetlands on alluvial valley floors of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
  • Grasslands
    • Maritime Grasslands
      • Coastal dune swale wetland at Cape Howe, far southern South East Corner Bioregion
      • Coastal headland grassland
    • Riverine Plain Grasslands
      • Curly Windmill Grass - speargrass - wallaby grass grassland on alluvial clay and loam on the Hay Plain, Riverina Bioregion
      • Forb-rich Speargrass - Windmill Grass - White Top grassland of the Riverina Bioregion
      • Plains Grass grassland on alluvial mainly clay soils in the Riverina Bioregion and NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Speargrass natural grassland of the sandplains of the Murray Darling Bioregion
    • Semi-arid Floodplain Grasslands
      • Couch Grass grassland wetland on river banks and floodplains of inland river systems
      • Mitchell Grass grassland - chenopod low open shrubland on floodplains in the semi-arid (hot) and arid zones
      • 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
      • Queensland Bluegrass +/- Mitchell Grass grassland on cracking clay floodplains and alluvial plains mainly the northern-eastern Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Rats Tail Couch sod grassland wetland of inland floodplains
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    • Temperate Montane Grasslands
      • Derived grassland of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion and South East Corner Bioregion
      • Kangaroo Grass - Purple Wire-grass - Mat-rush - Wallaby Grass - Common Buttons dry tussock grassland in the north-western and Eastern parts of the Southern Tablelands of the South Eastern Highlands Bi
      • Kangaroo Grass - Purple Wire-grass - Mat-rush - Wallaby Grass - Common Buttons dry tussock grassland on steep sites in the north-western and Eastern parts of the Southern Tablelands of the South Easte
      • River Tussock - Tall Sedge - Kangaroo Grass moist grasslands of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Snow Grass - Kangaroo Grass - Tufted Daisy - Woodruff - Pale Everlasting sub-montane moist tussock grassland of the southern Shoalhaven valley, outer fringe of the Monaro and southern ACT in the South
      • Speargrass grassland of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Wallaby Grass - Kangaroo Grass - Rush - Blown Grass Wet Tussock Grassland Moist Grasslands of the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Wallaby Grass - Red-grass - Tall Speargrass - Kangaroo Grass dry tussock grassland of the North-western and Eastern Southern Tablelands in the South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
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    • Western Slopes Grasslands
      • Derived grassland of the NSW South Western Slopes
      • Derived tall spear grass grassland on mainly basalt hills of the Liverpool Plains, Liverpool Range and in the upper Hunter Valley (Merriwa district), south-eastern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Derived tussock grassland of the central western plains and lower slopes of NSW
      • Derived Wire Grass grassland of the NSW Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and Nandewar Bioregion
      • Kangaroo Grass - Redleg Grass forb-rich temperate tussock grassland of the northern Monaro, ACT and upper Lachlan River regions of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion and South Eastern Highlands Bi
      • Slender Bamboo Grass - Spiny Saltbush grassland of the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Speargrass - Redleg Grass derived grassland on hills in the Jindera to Holbrook region, southern NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • Tumbledown Gum - ironbark - Porcupine Grass hummock grassland / low woodland of the Mount Kaputar to Bingara region, Nandewar Bioregion
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  • Saline wetlands
    • Inland Saline lakes
      • Cotton Bush open shrubland of the semi-arid (warm) zone
      • Disturbed annual saltbush forbland on clay plains and inundation zones mainly of south-western NSW
      • Ephemeral forbland wetland of low-saline lake-beds of the arid and semi-arid (warm) climate zones
      • Gypseous shrubland on rises in the semi-arid and arid plains
      • Halosarcia lylei low, open shrubland saline wetland of arid and semi-arid regions
      • Neverfail Grass - ephemeral herbaceous grassland forbland of interdune claypans mainly in the arid climate zone
      • Samphire - Water Weed - Sea-Heath shrubland saline wetland of depressions of the arid and semi-arid (warm) zones
      • Samphire saline shrubland/forbland wetland of lake beds and lake margins in the arid and semi-arid (hot) zones
      • Slender Glasswort low shrubland in saline wetland depressions in the semi-arid and arid climate zones, far western NSW
      • Sparse saltbush forbland wetland of the irregularly inundated lakes of the arid and semi-arid (persistently hot) climate zones
      • Spiny Lignum - Slender Glasswort open forbland sailine wetland on lake edges in the semi-arid and arid climate zones
      • Sturts Pigface sparse forbland of saline soils of the arid zone
      • Submerged flora of saline permanent wetland of the arid zone
      • Submerged flora of saline temporary wetland of the arid zone
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    • Mangrove Swamps
      • Estuarine mangrove forest
      • Grey Mangrove low closed forest
    • Saltmarshes
      • Estuarine saltmarsh
      • Saltmarsh complex of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Saltmarsh Estuarine Complex