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Threatened species

Eastern Grass Owl - NSW North Coast: Distribution and vegetation associations

Scientific name: Tyto longimembris
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Last updated: 21 Jun 2018

Distribution of the species within this region

The Eastern Grass Owl 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 Known None
Karuah Manning Known None
Macleay Hastings Known None
Yuraygir Known None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Eastern Grass Owl - 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
      • Coastal Valleys Swamp Oak Riparian Forest
      • Estuarine Sea Rush Swamp Oak Forest
      • Estuarine Swamp Oak Twig-rush Forest
      • Northern Swamp Oak-Paperbark Forest
    • Coastal Swamp Forests
      • Coastal Floodplain Swamp Paperbark Scrub
      • Coastal Sands Swamp Mahogany Rush 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
      • Hunter Coast Sandplain Sedge Paperbark Wetland
      • Northern Melaleuca quinquenervia Swamp Forest
      • Northern Sands Paperbark Sedge Low Forest
      • Northern Sands Swamp Mahogany Shrubby Rush Forest
      • Swamp Oak - Weeping Grass grassy riparian forest of the Hunter Valley
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    • Eastern Riverine Forests
      • Northwest River Oak-Apple Forest
  • Freshwater wetlands
    • Coastal Freshwater Lagoons
      • Castlereagh Gravel Sedgeland
      • Coast Sands Baumea articulata Sedgeland
      • Coast Sands Cladium Sedgeland
      • Coast Sands Lepironia Sedgeland
      • Coastal Floodplain Phragmites Reedland
      • Estuarine Reedland
      • Far North Floodplain Fern-Forb Wetland
      • Far North Floodplain Forb-Sedge Wetland
      • Foredune Swale Marsh
      • 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
      • Spirodella freshwater wetland
      • Sydney Coastal Headland Lagoon Sedgeland
      • Sydney Creekflat Wetland
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    • Coastal Heath Swamps
      • Coastal Clifftop Shrubby Marsh
      • Lower North Sands Swamp Scrub
      • Lower North Sands Wallum Bottlebrush Swamp Heath
      • Northern Lowland Clay Wet Heath
      • Northern Sand Swale Paperbark Sedge Shrubland
      • Northern Sandplain Wet Heath
      • Northern Sands Prickly Tea-tree Wet Shrubland
      • Sydney Coastal Sand Swamp Scrub
      • Sydney Coastal Sandstone Creekline Swamp Heath
      • Sydney Coastal Upland Swamp Heath
      • Sydney Sandstone Button Grass Sedgeland
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    • Inland Floodplain Swamps
      • 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
      • 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
      • Sedgeland - forbland wetland in depressions on valley flats of the NSW North-western Slopes
      • Shallow freshwater wetland sedgeland in depressions on floodplains on inland alluivial plains and floodplains
      • 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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  • Grasslands
    • Maritime Grasslands
      • Central Headland Grassland
      • Southern Headland Grassland
    • 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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    • Western Slopes Grasslands
      • Bluegrass - Redleg Grass - Common Woodruff clay plain grassland of northern Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Derived Wire Grass grassland of the NSW Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and Nandewar Bioregion
      • Liverpool Plains grassland mainly on basaltic black earth soils, Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Plains Grass - Bluegrass grassland of the Nandewar and Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Slender Bamboo Grass - Spiny Saltbush grassland of the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
      • Tumbledown Gum - ironbark - Porcupine Grass hummock grassland / low woodland of the Mount Kaputar to Bingara region, Nandewar Bioregion
      • Windmill Grass - Bluegrass derived grassland of the Moree plains of the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion
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