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Rufous Scrub-bird - New England Tablelands: Distribution and vegetation associations

Scientific name: Atrichornis rufescens
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Last updated: 07 Sep 2017

Distribution of the species within this region

The Rufous Scrub-bird is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the New England Tablelands Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Ebor Basalts Known Above 600 m altitude
Northeast Forest Lands Known Above 600 m altitude

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Rufous Scrub-bird - New England Tablelands is known to be associated with the following vegetation formations and classes. Click on a name to get background information about it.

  • Heathlands
    • Northern Montane Heaths
      • Barool Tea-tree-Bottlebrush Rocky Scrub
      • Bellinger Escarpment Rockplate Mallee Heath
      • Carrai Slopes Rocky Scrub
      • Eastern New England Leucogranite Mallee Scrub
      • Eastern New England Rock Oak Heath
      • Eastern New England Rocky Tea-tree Scrub
      • Far North Basalt Scarp Tea-tree Scrub
      • Gibraltar Range Rocky Shrubland
      • Mid North Escarpment Rock Outcrop Scrub
      • Mount Warning Caldera Tea-tree Rocky Scrub
      • New England Rockplate Shrubland
      • Timbarra Granite Rockplate Shrubland
      • Timbarra Granite Rocky Heath-Woodland
      • Tweed Caldera Outcrops Grassy Scrub
      • Warra Rockplate Shrubland
      • Western New England Felsic Rock Shrubland
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  • Rainforests
    • Cool Temperate Rainforests
      • Antarctic Beech - Black Olive Berry - Sassafras cool temperate rainforest in high altitude areas of the Barrington Tops
      • Antarctic Beech - Sassafras cool temperate rainforest in high altitude areas of the Barrington Tops
      • Antarctic Beech cool temperate rainforest of the New England Tableland Bioregion and NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Black Olive Berry - Rough Possumwood cool temperate rainforest of eastern New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Border Ranges Antarctic Beech Rainforest
      • Mount Royal Range Cool Temperate Rainforest
      • Northern Escarpment Antarctic Beech Rainforest
      • Northern Escarpment Sassafras Rainforest
      • Southeast Cool Temperate Rainforest
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    • Dry Rainforests
      • Far North Basalt Gully Dry Rainforest
      • Far North Hinterland Kamala-Coogera Dry Rainforest
      • Far North Hoop Pine Dry Rainforest
      • Hunter Valley Whalebone Dry Rainforest
      • Lower North Hinterland Riparian Dry Rainforest
      • Northern Escarpment Dry Rainforest
      • Northern Escarpment Grey Myrtle Gully Rainforest
      • Northern Escarpment Shatterwood Dry Rainforest
      • Northern Hinterland Shatterwood Dry Rainforest
      • Timbarra Sheltered Gorges Vine Thicket
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    • Northern Warm Temperate Rainforests
      • Coachwood - Soft Corkwood - Crabapple warm temperate rainforest of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Gibraltar Range Tea-tree-Phebalium Shrubland
      • Hill Kanuka - Tea-tree low closed forest on escarpment ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and eastern New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Lower North Wet Gully Palm Rainforest
      • Nattai Plateau Callicoma Gully Rainforest
      • Northern Escarpment Coachwood-Beech Rainforest
      • Northern Escarpment Sassafras-Booyong-Corkwood Rainforest
      • Northern Escarpment Sassafras-Prickly Ash Rainforest
      • Northern Gorges Riparian Rainforest
      • Northern Ranges Coachwood Warm Temperate Rainforest
      • Sassafras - Crabapple - Soft Corkwood warm temperate rainforest of the North Coast
      • Sassafras - Grey Possumwood warm temperate rainforest of the New England escarpment
      • Sassafras - Prickly Ash - Lilly Pilly warm temperate rainforest on ranges of the Barrington Tops and lower North Coast
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    • Subtropical Rainforests
      • Black Booyong - Brown Beech - Soft Corkwood - Rosewood Subtropical Rainforest on the escarpment of the lower North Coast
      • Black Booyong - Giant Stinging Tree - Rosewood - Moreton Bay Fig lowland subtropical rainforest of the lower North Coast
      • Black Booyong - Rosewood - Yellow Carabeen subtropical rainforest of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Border Ranges Black Booyong Subtropical Rainforest
      • Border Ranges Red Carabeen Rainforest
      • Far North Lowland Subtropical Rainforest
      • Giant Stinging Tree - Fig dry subtropical rainforest of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Giant Stinging Tree - Sandpaper Fig dry subtropical rainforest at Mt Yengo
      • Northern Hinterland Baloghia-Booyong Subtropical Rainforest
      • Northern Hinterland Baloghia-Dendrocnide Subtropical Rainforest
      • Northern Lowland Subtropical Rainforest
      • Rosewood - Brown Beech sub-tropical rainforest on ranges of the lower North Coast and Barrington Tops
      • Soft Corkwood - Yellow Carabeen - Cryptocarya spp. subtropical rainforest of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
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  • Wet sclerophyll forests (grassy sub-formation)
    • Northern Hinterland Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Brush Box tall moist forest of the northern ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Far North Coastal Hills Blackbutt-Ironbark Forest
      • Far North Hinterland Grey Gum Grassy Forest
      • Lower North Escarpment Blue Gum Grassy Forest
      • Lower North Escarpment Red Gum Grassy Forest
      • Lower North Ranges Turpentine Moist 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 Grey Gum-Turpentine Mesic Forest
      • Northern Hinterland Tallowwood-Forest Oak Grassy Forest
      • Northern Hinterland White Mahogany Moist Grassy Forest
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    • Northern Tableland Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Carrai Moist Grassy Forest
      • Dorrigo Red Gum Grassy Forest
      • Far North Escarpment Blackbutt Grassy Forest
      • Far North Escarpment Blackbutt Moist Forest
      • Far North Escarpment Gorges Blackbutt Forest
      • Guyra Granitoids Gum-Messmate Forest
      • Northern Escarpment Blackbutt Cool Moist Forest
      • Northern Escarpment Messmate Cool Wet Forest
      • Northern Escarpment Messmate Moist Grassy Forest
      • Silvertop Stringybark - Messmate - Sydney Blue Gum moist shrub-grass tall open forest on ranges of the lower North Coast
      • Snow Gum - Mountain Gum - Mountain Ribbon Gum open forest on ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and eastern New England Tableland Bioregion
      • West Barrington Granitoid Outcrop Forest
      • Western Guy Fawkes Plateau Moist Gum Forest
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  • Wet sclerophyll forests (shrubby sub-formation)
    • North Coast Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Blackbutt - Pink Bloodwood shrubby open forest of the coastal lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Blackbutt - Tallowwood moist ferny open forest of the coastal ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Blackbutt - Tallowwood tall moist forest of the far north east of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Blackbutt - Turpentine - Tallowwood shrubby open forest of the coastal foothills of the central NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Blackbutt tall moist forest of the coastal ranges of the central and southern NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Border Ranges Brush Box-Tallowwood Wet Forest
      • Brush Box - Tallowwood - Sydney Blue Gum tall moist forest of the ranges of the central NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Brush Box - Tallowwood shrubby moist forest of the escarpment ranges of central NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Brush Box - Turpentine shrubby open forest of the coastal ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Dunn's White Gum tall open forest of the ranges of the northern NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Far North Brush Box-Bloodwood Wet Forest
      • Far North Brush Box-Walnut Wet Forest
      • Far North Hinterland Brush Box Wet Forest
      • Flooded Gum - Brush Box - Tallowwood mesic tall open forest on ranges of the lower North Coast
      • Flooded Gum - Brush Box moist forest of the coastal ranges of the North Coast
      • Flooded Gum - Tallowwood - Brush Box moist open forest of the coastal ranges of the North Coast
      • Hastings Valley Grey Gum-Grey Box Wet Forest
      • Hunter Coast Ranges Turpentine Wet Forest
      • Large-fruited Grey Gum - White Mahogany shrub - grass open forest on the slopes of Barrington Tops and lower North Coast
      • Lower North Escarpment Blue Gum Wet Forest
      • Lower North Foothills Turpentine-Flooded Gum Wet Forest
      • Lower North Ranges Riparian Turpentine Forest
      • Lower North Turpentine-Tallowwood-Grey Gum Forest
      • Messmate - Forest Ribbon Gum - New England Blackbutt shrub - grass tall open forest of Barrington Tops and Northern Tablelands escarpment
      • Mid North Hinterland Wet Forest
      • Northern Brush Box Subtropical Wet Forest
      • Northern Escarpment Brush Box-Tallowwood-Maple Wet Forest
      • Northern Hinterland Brush Box-Quince Wet Forest
      • Northern Hinterland Tallowwood-Brush Box Wet Forest
      • Northern Ranges Brush Box-Flooded Gum Wet Forest
      • Northern Ranges Dunns Gum-Brush Box Wet Forest
      • Northern Turpentine-Brush Box Wet Forest
      • Pink Bloodwood - Tallowwood moist open forest of the far northern ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Sydney Blue Gum - Lilly Pilly mesic tall open forest of coastal ranges and tablelands escarpment
      • Sydney Blue Gum – New England Blackbutt - Whitetop Box moist shrub – grass tall open forest of the lower North Coast
      • Sydney Blue Gum open forest on coastal foothills and escarpment of the North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Brush Box - Sydney Blue Gum moist shrubby forest of the southern NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Tallowwood - Brush Box - Sydney Blue Gum moist shrubby tall open forest on foothills of the lower North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Brush Box moist open forest of the coastal ranges of the central NSW North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Narrow-leaved White Mahogany - Spotted Gum moist open forest in the Washpool area of the NSW North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Narrow-leaved White Mahogany open forest of the hinterland ranges of the North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Sydney Blue Gum moist open forest of the northern ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Tallowwood - Sydney Blue Gum shrub - grass tall open forest on ranges of lower North Coast
      • Turpentine moist open forest of the coastal hills and ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Washpool Outcrops White-topped Box Forest
      • White Mahogany - Turpentine moist shrubby tall open forest
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    • Northern Escarpment Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Brown Barrel - gum moist open forest of the escarpment ranges of NSW North Coast Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Brown Barrel moist open forest of the escarpment ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Brush Box - Tallowwood shrubby open forest of the northern ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Brush Box - Tallowwood tall moist forest in the Washpool area of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Far North New England Blackbutt Wet Forest
      • Meldrum High Plateau Wet Forest
      • Messmate - Brown Barrel grassy open forest of escarpment ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Messmate - Die-hard Stringybark semi-mesic ferny tall open forest of Barrington Tops
      • Messmate - Mountain Gum tall moist forest of the far southern New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Messmate grassy tall open forest on Barrington and Northern Tablelands escarpment
      • Messmate open forest of the tableland edge of the NSW North Coast Bioregionand New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Messmate tall moist open forest of the escarpment ranges, southern New England Tableland Bioregion and NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Mid North Escarpment Blue Gum Moist Forest
      • Mid North Escarpment Ranges Blackbutt Forest
      • Mountain Gum - Brown Barrel - Snow Gum shrub - grass tall open forest of northern Barrington Tops
      • New England Blackbutt - Forest Ribbon Gum grassy tall open forest of the Northern Tablelands escarpment
      • New England Blackbutt - Messmate open forest of eastern parts of the New England Tableland Bioregion
      • New England Blackbutt - Round-leaved Gum - Messmate open forest of the eastern edge of the New England Tableland Bioregion
      • New England Blackbutt - Tallowwood moist shrubby forest of the escarpment ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and New England Tableland Bioregion
      • New England Blackbutt - Tallowwood semi-mesic tall open forest at intermediate altitudes of lower North Coast
      • New England Blackbutt - Tallowwood tall moist forest on escarpment ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • New England Blackbutt tall moist forest of the escarpment ranges of the northern NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Northern Escarpment Ash Wet Shrub Forest
      • Northern Escarpment Corkwood-Brush Box Wet Forest
      • Northern Escarpment Layered Blackbutt Fern Forest
      • Northern Escarpment New England Blackbutt Wet Forest
      • Northern Escarpment New England Blackbutt-Maple Wet Forest
      • Northern Escarpment New England Blackbutt-Tallowwood Wet Forest
      • Northern Escarpment Rocky Blackbutt Scrub Woodland
      • Silvertop Stringybark - Round-leaved Gum open forest of the tableland edge of the New England Tableland Bioregion and NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Sydney Blue Gum - Tallowwood - Soft Corkwood moist forest of the escarpment ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Sydney Blue Gum - Tallowwood semi-mesic tall open forest at intermediate altitudes of the lower North Coast
      • Sydney Blue Gum open forest of the northern ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Tallowwood - Sydney Blue Gum moist open forest of the coastal ranges of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • White-topped Box open forest of the escarpment ranges of the North Coast
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