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Threatened species

Australian Painted Snipe - Darling Riverine Plains: Distribution and vegetation associations

Scientific name: Rostratula australis
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Last updated: 01 Dec 2017

Distribution of the species within this region

The Australian Painted Snipe is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the Darling Riverine Plains Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia Region.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Bogan-Macquarie Known None
Castlereagh-Barwon Known None
Culgoa-Bokhara Predicted None
Louth Plains Predicted None
Menindee Predicted None
Warrambool-Moonie Predicted None
Wilcannia Plains Predicted None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Australian Painted Snipe - Darling Riverine Plains 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
      • Central Hunter Swamp Oak Riparian Forest
      • Clarence Floodplain Swamp Oak Forest
      • Coastal Alluvial Bangalay Forest
      • Coastal Creekflat Layered Grass-Sedge Swamp Forest
      • Coastal Creekline Dry Shrubby Swamp Forest
      • Coastal floodplain sedgelands, rushlands, and forblands of the North Coast
      • Coastal Swamp Paperbark - Swamp Oak scrub
      • Coastal Valleys Swamp Oak Riparian Forest
      • Cumberland Blue Box Riverflat Forest
      • Cumberland Red Gum Riverflat Forest
      • Estuarine Sea Rush Swamp Oak Forest
      • Estuarine Swamp Oak forest
      • Estuarine Swamp Oak Twig-rush Forest
      • Estuarine Swamp Oak-Mangrove Forest
      • Far North Creekflat Paperbark Swamp Forest
      • Far North Estuarine Swamp Oak Forest
      • Far North Floodplain Red Gum Sedge Forest
      • Far North Hinterland Flats Mesic Apple Forest
      • Far North Swamp Oak-Tuckeroo Swamp Fringe Forest
      • Far South Floodplain Wetland Paperbark Scrub
      • Floodplain wetlands of the coastal lowlands, southern South East Corner Bioregion
      • Hunter Coast Lake Flats Apple Forest
      • Hunter Coast Swamp Oak Rainforest
      • Hunter Estuarine Melaleuca nodosa Scrub
      • Hunter Range Creekflat Apple-Red Gum Forest
      • Lower Hunter Flats Red Gum Mesic Forest
      • Lower North Riverflat Eucalypt-Paperbark Forest
      • Northern Creekflat Eucalypt-Paperbark Mesic Swamp Forest
      • Northern Lowland Swamp Turpentine-Paperbark Forest
      • Northern Lowland Swamp Turpentine-Red Gum Forest
      • Northern Swamp Mahogany-Bottlebrush Swamp Forest
      • Northern Swamp Oak-Paperbark Forest
      • South Coast Floodplain Grassy Swamp Forest
      • South Coast Floodplain Wetland Paperbark Scrub
      • South Coast Lowland Red Gum-Swamp Oak Forest
      • South Coast Tidal Flats Samolus Paperbark-Grey Box Forest
      • South Coast Upper Floodplain Wetland
      • Southern Estuarine Swamp Paperbark Creekflat Scrub
      • Swamp Oak swamp forest of the coastal lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Sydney Creekflat Swamp Mahogany-Paperbark Forest
      • Sydney Hinterland Red Gum Riverflat Forest
      • Sydney Hinterland Sandy Creekflat Shrub Forest
      • Yengo Creekflat Sedgeland
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    • Coastal Swamp Forests
      • Central Coast Flats Mesic Swamp Forest
      • Clarence Lowland Paperbark Sedge Swamp Woodland
      • Coastal Floodplain Swamp Paperbark Scrub
      • Coastal freshwater swamp forest
      • Coastal Sand Swamp Mahogany Dry Forest
      • Coastal Sands Swamp Mahogany Rush Forest
      • Far North Floodplain Paperbark-Swamp Oak Forest
      • Far North Mesophyll Paperbark Swamp Forest
      • Far North Paperbark Fern Swamp Forest
      • Far North Paperbark Gahnia Swamp Forest
      • Far North Sands Swamp Turpentine-Paperbark Forest
      • Far North Swamp Oak-Paperbark Tidal Forest
      • Hunter Coast Paperbark-Swamp Mahogany Forest
      • Hunter Coast Sandplain Sedge Paperbark Wetland
      • Lower North Creekflat Mahogany Swamp Forest
      • Northern Estuarine Paperbark Sedge Forest
      • Northern Floodplain Paperbark Fern Swamp Forest
      • Northern Lowland Orange Gum Dry Swamp Forest
      • Northern Lowland Swamp Turpentine-Mahogany Forest
      • Northern Melaleuca quinquenervia Swamp Forest
      • Northern Paperbark Banksia Littoral Forest
      • Northern Paperbark-Swamp Mahogany Saw-sedge Forest
      • Northern Sands Paperbark Sedge Low Forest
      • Northern Sands Swamp Mahogany Shrubby Rush Forest
      • Northern Sandy Alluvium Heathy Swamp Forest
      • Shoalhaven Lowland Flats Wet Swamp Forest
      • Sydney Hinterland Creekflat Paperbark Scrub
      • Tomago Drooping Red Gum Swamp Woodland
      • Wyong Paperbark-Woollybutt Swamp Forest
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    • Eastern Riverine Forests
      • Bega-Towamba Riparian Scrub
      • Capertee Riparian Paperbark Thicket
      • Central and Southern Tableland River Oak Forest
      • Central Eastern Ranges River Oak Forest
      • Central Tableland Riverine Complex
      • Clarence Valley River Oak Wet Forest
      • Deua Riparian Wattle Scrub
      • Ettrema Plateau Riparian Scrub
      • Far North Creekline Wet Forest
      • Far North River Oak Wet Forest
      • Far South Hinterland Riparian Scrub
      • Hunter River Oak Mesic Forest
      • Lower North Hinterland River Oak Forest
      • Northern Coastal River Oak Wet Forest
      • Northern Gorges River Oak Forest
      • Northern Hinterland Grassy River Oak Forest
      • Northwest Ranges River Oak Forest
      • Northwest River Oak-Apple Forest
      • Northwest River Oak-River Red Gum Forest
      • Northwest River Red Gum-River Oak Sheltered Forest
      • River Oak riparian woodland of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and northern Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Southeast Tableland Rocky Riparian Scrub
      • Southern Escarpment River Oak Forest
      • Southwest Tableland Gorges Riparian Shrubland
      • Sydney Coastal Sandstone Riparian Scrub
      • Upper Orara Riparian Wet Forest
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    • Inland Riverine Forests
      • Namoi-Upper Hunter River Red Gum Forest
      • 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 - wallaby grass tall woodland wetland on the outer River Red Gum zone mainly in the Riverina Bioregion
      • 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 herbaceous-grassy very tall open forest wetland on inner floodplains in the lower slopes sub-region of the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion and the eastern 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-sedge dominated very tall open forest in frequently flooded forest wetland along major rivers and floodplains in south-western NSW
      • Southwest Riverflat Red Gum Forest
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  • Freshwater wetlands
    • Coastal Freshwater Lagoons
      • Castlereagh Gravel Sedgeland
      • Cladium procerum coastal freshwater wetland
      • Coast Sands Baumea articulata Sedgeland
      • Coast Sands Cladium Sedgeland
      • Coast Sands Lepironia Sedgeland
      • Coastal Floodplain Phragmites Reedland
      • 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
      • Far North Floodplain Fern-Forb Wetland
      • Far North Floodplain Forb-Sedge Wetland
      • Far North Floodplain Paperbark Sedge Wetland
      • Foredune Swale Marsh
      • Jointed Twig-rush sedgeland
      • Lepironia articulata sedgeland
      • Northern Lower Floodplain Eleocharis Wetland
      • Northern Sands Baloskion-Baumea Wetland
      • Northern Sands Baumea-Eleocharis Sedgeland
      • Northern Sands Chorizandra Sedgeland
      • Northern Sands Water Couch Wetland
      • Northern Sandy Floodplain Sedge Paperbark Wetland
      • Pambula Dune Swale Red Gum Swamp Woodland
      • Phragmites australis and Typha orientalis coastal freshwater wetlands of the Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • South Coast Dune Sea Spray Wetland
      • South Coast Sands Shrub Swamp
      • Southern Lower Floodplain Freshwater Wetland
      • Southern Sands Freshwater Lagoon Wetland
      • Spirodella freshwater wetland
      • Sydney Coastal Headland Lagoon Sedgeland
      • Sydney Creekflat 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
      • Blue Mountains Creekline Shrub Swamp
      • Budawang Damp Swamp Heath
      • Budderoo-Morton Damp Swamp Heath
      • Clarence Lowland Smudgy Apple Banksia Forest
      • Clarence Sandstone Plateau Wet Heath
      • Coastal Clifftop Shrubby Marsh
      • Coastal sand swamp scrub
      • Coastal Sydney Sand Saw-sedge Wet Shrubland
      • Far South Hinterland Heath
      • Far Southeast Lowland Heath Swamp
      • Far Southeast Shrubby Swamp Woodland
      • Hunter Coast Grasstree Graminoid Swamp Scrub
      • Jervis Bay Headland Dune Wet Heath
      • Lower Clarence Sandy Creekflat Sedgeland
      • Lower North Sands Swamp Scrub
      • Lower North Sands Wallum Bottlebrush Swamp Heath
      • Mellong Creekflat Wet Heath
      • Northern Lowland Clay Wet Heath
      • Northern Sand Swale Fernland
      • Northern Sand Swale Paperbark Sedge Shrubland
      • Northern Sandplain Saw-sedge-Fern Swamp Heath
      • Northern Sandplain Wet Heath
      • Northern Sands Prickly Tea-tree Wet Shrubland
      • Sandstone Cliff Soak
      • Shoalhaven Lowland Heath
      • Southern Highlands Wet Swamp Heath
      • Sydney Coastal Sand Swamp Scrub
      • Sydney Coastal Sandstone Creekline Swamp Heath
      • Sydney Coastal Upland Swamp Heath
      • Sydney Sandstone Button Grass Sedgeland
      • Woolly Water lily - Sand Couch coastal freshwater wetland
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    • 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
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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)
      • Southwest Floodplain Wetland Meadow
      • Swamp grassland wetland of the Riverine Plain
      • 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
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    • Montane Bogs and Fens
      • Central and Southern Tableland Swamp Meadow Complex
      • Eastern New England Granite Wet Heath
      • Eastern New England Rocky Riparian Scrub
      • Ebor Basalt Wet Heath
      • Kosciuszko Western Flanks Wet Meadow
      • Liverpool Range Swampy Tea-tree Shrubland
      • Megalong Valley Fringing Swamp Scrub
      • Monaro Creekflat Peat Swamp
      • Nadgigomar Sand Swamp Woodland
      • New England Tableland Carex Fens
      • Newnes Plateau Shrub Swamp
      • Newnes Plateau Swamp Woodland
      • Northern Escarpment Granitoid Wet Heath
      • Northern Escarpment Montane Swamp Forest
      • Southeast Subalpine Bog
      • Southern Highlands Sand Swamp Sedgeland
      • Southern Highlands Sand Swamp Woodland
      • Southern Tableland Ranges Boggy Open Woodland
      • Tableland swamp meadow on impeded drainage sites of the western Sydney Basin Bioregion and South Eastern Highlands Bioregion
      • Tuggolo Adamellite Montane Heath Swamp
      • Western Blue Mountains Swamp Gum Low Forest
      • Western Central Tableland Upland Swamp
      • Western New England Granites Riparian Scrub
      • Western New England Wet Tea-tree Scrub
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    • Montane Lakes
      • Basalt plateau lagoons of the New England Tableland Bioregion
      • Morass Margin Shallow Wetlands
      • Northern Basalt Benches Intermittent Swamps
      • Southern Lacustrine Herbfield
      • Tableland Semi-permanent Shallow Wetlands
      • Upland wetlands of the New England Tableland Bioregion
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  • Grasslands
    • 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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  • Saline wetlands
    • Mangrove Swamps
      • Far North Estuarine Mangrove-Swamp Oak Forest
      • Grey Mangrove-River Mangrove Forest
    • Saltmarshes
      • Estuarine Club Rush-Arrowgrass Wetland
      • Estuarine saltmarsh
      • Paspalum vaginatum-Samphire Saltmarsh
      • Prickly Couch-Sea Rush Saltmarsh
      • Saltmarsh complex of the NSW North Coast Bioregion
      • Saltmarsh Estuarine Complex
      • Samphire Saltmarsh
      • South Coast Bracelet Honey-myrtle Sea Rush Saltmarsh
      • South Coast Selliera-Sea Rush Swamp Oak Saltmarsh
      • South Coast Spear-grass Saltmarsh
      • Sporobolus virginicus Saltmarsh
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  • 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)
    • North-west Floodplain Woodlands
      • 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