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Threatened species

Australian Painted Snipe - NSW North Coast: 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 NSW North Coast Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia Region.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Coffs Coast and Escarpment Predicted None
Dalmorton Predicted None
Karuah Manning Known None
Macleay Hastings Known None
Yuraygir Predicted None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Australian Painted Snipe - NSW North Coast 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