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White-fronted Chat - Nandewar: 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 Nandewar Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the White-fronted Chat - Nandewar 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