Nature conservation

Threatened species

Brolga - New England Tablelands: Distribution and vegetation associations

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

Distribution of the species within this region

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

Click on column headers to sort
IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Glenn Innes-Guyra Basalts Known None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Brolga - 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.

  • Arid shrublands (Chenopod sub-formation)
    • Aeolian Chenopod Shrublands
      • Bladder Saltbush low open chenopod shrubland of the Strzelecki dunefields of the arid climate zone
    • Riverine Chenopod Shrublands
      • Bladder Saltbush chenopod shrubland on alluvial plains mainly in the Darling Riverine Plain 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
      • 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)
      • Slender Saltbush - samphire - copperburr low open shrubland wetland on irreguarly innundated floodplains mainly in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Show 6 more vegetation type(s)
      • Hide Vegetation Types
  • Forested wetlands
    • Coastal Floodplain Wetlands
      • Coastal floodplain sedgelands, rushlands, and forblands of the North Coast
    • Inland Riverine Forests
      • Blakely's Red Gum x Dirty Gum - White Cypress Pine tall riparian woodland, NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion
      • River Red Gum - Black Box woodland wetland of the semi-arid (warm) climatic zone (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • River Red Gum - Lignum very tall open forest or woodland wetland on floodplains of semi-arid (warm) climate zone (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • River Red Gum - Poplar Box grassy woodland wetland on Quaternary alluvial sandy-loam soils of the Cobar Peneplain
      • River Red Gum - Warrego Grass - Couch Grass riparian tall woodland wetland of the semi-arid (warm) climate zone (Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • River Red Gum - Warrego Grass - herbaceous riparian tall open forest wetland mainly in the Riverina Bioregion
      • River Red Gum riparian tall woodland / open forest wetland in the Nandewar Bioregion and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • River Red Gum swampy woodland wetland on cowals (lakes) and associated flood channels in central NSW
      • River Red Gum tall to very tall open forest / woodland wetland on rivers on floodplains mainly in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • River Red Gum woodland wetland of rocky creeks in the ranges of the arid climate zone
      • Weeping Bottlebrush - Rough-barked Apple riparian low open forest / tall shrubland wetland mainly in the Briglaow Belt South Bioregion
      • Show 8 more vegetation type(s)
      • Hide Vegetation Types
  • Freshwater wetlands
    • Coastal Freshwater Lagoons
      • Coastal freshwater meadows and forblands of lagoons and wetlands
    • Coastal Heath Swamps
      • Wet heathland and shrubland of coastal lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
    • 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
      • Eurah shrubland of inland floodplains
      • 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
      • Show 9 more vegetation type(s)
      • Hide Vegetation Types
    • 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
      • 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
      • Warrego Grass - Nardoo wet grassland of the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Water Couch marsh grassland wetland of frequently flooded inland watercourses
      • Wetland on sodic soils in the Yetman-Yelarbon region, mainly Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Show 16 more vegetation type(s)
      • Hide Vegetation Types
  • Grasslands
    • Riverine Plain Grasslands
      • Plains Grass grassland on alluvial mainly clay soils in the Riverina Bioregion and NSW South Western Slopes 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
      • Show 3 more vegetation type(s)
      • Hide Vegetation Types
  • Saline wetlands
    • Inland Saline lakes
      • 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
      • Neverfail Grass - ephemeral herbaceous grassland forbland of interdune claypans mainly in the arid climate zone
      • 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
      • Show 7 more vegetation type(s)
      • Hide Vegetation Types
  • Semi-arid woodlands (grassy sub-formation)
    • Inland Floodplain Woodlands
      • Black Box - Lignum woodland wetland of the inner floodplains in the semi-arid (warm) climate zone (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • Black Box - Silver Saltbush chenopod open woodland on terrace rises on alluvial plains in the lower Darling River and lower Murray River region of the Murray Darling Depression Bioregion
      • Black Box grassy open woodland wetland of rarely flooded depressions in south western NSW (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • Black Box open woodland wetland with chenopod understorey mainly on the outer floodplains in south-western NSW (mainly Riverina Bioregion and Murray Darling Depression Bioregion)
      • River Red Gum low woodland of rocky gorges and creeks in the Cobar Peneplain
    • North-west Floodplain Woodlands
      • Black Box low woodland wetland lining ephemeral watercourses or fringing lakes and clay pans of semi-arid (hot) and arid zones
      • 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 dunefield depressions of the arid zone
      • Coolabah open woodland wetland with chenopod/grassy ground cover on grey and brown clay floodplains
      • Coolabah woodland wetland of intermittent watercourses in arid zone, mainly in the Channel Country Bioregion
      • Poplar Box - Coolabah floodplain woodland on light clay soil mainly in the Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion
      • Poplar Box grassy low woodland of drainage lines and depressions of the semi-arid (hot) and arid zone climate zones
      • River Red Gum open woodland wetland of intermittent watercourses mainly of the arid climate zone
      • River Red Gum woodland wetland of lake fringes in the semi-arid (hot) and arid climate zones
      • Yapunyah woodland wetland of Cuttaburra-Paroo River system, Mulga Lands Bioregion
      • Show 8 more vegetation type(s)
      • Hide Vegetation Types
    • 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