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Lewin's Rail

Lewinia pectoralis (Temminck, 1831)

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Peter Shute 2012-05-19 Werribee Treatment Plant, Victoria, Victoria (Australia) (0 m) call, grunt -

Recorded on the track to The Hide using a double pair of Primo EM172 capsules in a SASS style array and a Sony PCM-M10 recorder. Temperature 15 degrees, almost no wind. Background hum is from freeway and possibly waves and boats.

The birds happened to be calling very close by from saltmarsh during an ambient recording. The first calls are like exaggerated versions of the normally barely audible intake of breath during the more usual grunting call heard at 0:17.

There are at least two birds calling, possibly three.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

121683
xeno-canto.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis pectoralis Andrew Spencer 2016-01-11 Mulligan's Flat Road, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (continental including Tasmania) (Australia) (650 m) call -

calls from the same pair as in XC312076, in response to playback.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

312078
xeno-canto.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Greg McLachlan 2016-07-14 Kyeemagh, Rockdale City Council, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (0 m) call -

Two separate recordings of the same bird joined at around 25 seconds.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

327127
xeno-canto.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis exsul Yovie Jehabut 2020-03-02 Golo Lusang, Flores, Flores (Indonesia) (1100 m) call -

Recording (not its ID) has been discussed. See the forum.

[also] [sono]
531694
xeno-canto.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Greg McLachlan 2015-07-26 Oatley, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (20 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

264019
xeno-canto.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Ramit Singal 2019-08-31 Rosevears, West Tamar Council, Tasmania, West Tamar - Pt A (Australia) (0 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

495636
xeno-canto.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis pectoralis Andrew Spencer 2016-01-11 Mulligan's Flat Road, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (continental including Tasmania) (Australia) (650 m) call -

calls from the same pair as in XC312076, in response to playback.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

312079
xeno-canto.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Greg McLachlan 2016-08-05 Kyeemagh, Rockdale City Council, New South Wales, New South Wales (Australia) (0 m) call -

Grunt and wheeze calls. Some aircraft noise in background.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

330321
xeno-canto.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis pectoralis Andrew Spencer 2016-01-11 Mulligan's Flat Road, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (continental including Tasmania) (Australia) (650 m) call -

'galloping' calls in response to playback from a pair of birds in a small, reed-choked ditch next to a busy road.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

312076
xeno-canto.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Eddy Smith 2019-11-09 Happy Valley/Reynella East Wetlands (near Happy Valley), City of Onkaparinga, South Australia, Onkaparinga - Woodcroft (Australia) (110 m) adult, call, male -

Overcast and 11° with intermittent lite drizzle. Bird was close to recordists but remained concealed in dense reeds. 'krek' 'krek' call was heard for some time with short silent intervals before call started again. While bird was calling it remained in one location and did not move away. During the call interval bird seemed to move a short distance as the next sequence of call was heard a few feet from the previous call.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

506180
xeno-canto.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Marie Tarrant 2020-03-11 Kumbartcho Sanctuary, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   214746111
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Greg McLachlan 2017-01-03 Lake Baroon--south shore trail, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Start of call sequence. 44272811
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Jesse Gibson 2017-08-29 Lime Kiln Bay Reserve and Wetlands, Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   -   67347501
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Greg McLachlan 2017-01-05 Lake Baroon--south shore trail, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Call cut short as Noisy Miner calls dominate at the end. 44478891
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Chris Burwell 2016-09-20 Minnippi Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   55542921
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Doug Gochfeld 2016-11-17 Sydney Harbour National Park--North Head, Manly, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   -   40279401
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis A Smith 2020-04-01 Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--Biyalagee Boardwalk, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Australian Capital Territory (Australia)   - Grunt call.Bird always remained out of sight 219964661
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Marie Tarrant 2017-07-09 Lake Samsonvale--Postmans Track, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   62896401
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Joel Poyitt 2019-09-29 Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, Kiama, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   -   181657211
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis A Smith 2019-01-30 Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--Biyalagee Boardwalk, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Australian Capital Territory (Australia)   -   139917111
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Marie Tarrant 2020-03-11 Kumbartcho Sanctuary, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   214746101
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Andrew Naumann 2018-01-05 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   80690341
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Tom Tarrant 2018-12-10 Hillview Ct Reserve, Dayboro, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - With Brush Cuckoo and Tawny Grassbird in background 127796601
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Greg McLachlan 2017-09-18 Barton Park South--Landing Lights Wetland, Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   - Short extract from longer recorded sequence. 69229921
macaulaylibrary.org
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