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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 James Lambert 2020-10-20 Bilambil Heights, New South Wales, Tweed - Tweed-Heads (Australia) (0 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

597358
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 pectoralis James Lambert 2020-10-20 Bilambil Heights, New South Wales, Tweed - Tweed-Heads (Australia) (0 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

597357
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 Richard Boon 2021-10-09 Tanunda Wetlands, Plenty Gorge Parklands (near Mill Park), City of Whittlesea, Victoria, Whittlesea - South-East (Australia) (100 m) life stage uncertain -

Bird heard at short range in dense short reeds. Moved silently and relatively quickly through the reeds. No possibility of seeing it. High pass and normalise filters were used to improve the recording.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

679346
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 Marc Anderson 2020-11-18 Lune River, Huon Valley Council, Tasmania, Huon Valley (Australia) (50 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

606078
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 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 2016-07-14 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 Colin Reid 2021-11-17 Cooloola, Gympie Regional, Queensland, Cooloola (excl. Gympie) (Australia) (20 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

2 birds calling on opposite sides of the track. The 'usual' call stopped before I could get taping, this appeared to be the response from the other side.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

687584
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 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 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 Ken Tay 2022-01-09 Inverloch, Bass Coast Shire, Victoria, Bass Coast Bal (Australia) (20 m) call, juvenile, sex uncertain -

Normalised levels to -3dB, no other effects applied Some handling and vehicle noise in background Sub-adult - nape did not have rufousy color of an adult

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

696331
xeno-canto.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Rob Nicholson 2020-12-25 Hinterland Regional Park, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   290750521
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)   -   40279341
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Paul Lynch 2020-06-19 Emu Green, Emu Plains, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   - Four slow 'kreks' 246163511
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Greg McLachlan 2016-09-26 Barton Park South--Landing Lights Wetland, Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   - Grunt call. Pied Currawong in background. 36063201
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Joel Poyitt 2020-07-25 Emu Green, Emu Plains, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   -   251371941
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Marie Tarrant 2018-09-12 Kumbartcho Sanctuary, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   114582551
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Louis Backstrom NFC Station 2021-10-14 Yard, Kedron, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Time: 01:31:15 - 01:31:23 Description: kek-kek-kek Comments: wow! 385671821
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Colin Trainor 2020-10-30 MacLeod Morass Wildlife Reserve, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, Victoria (Australia)   - Calling in dense reeds next to track. Lots of shotgun shooting in background, which also made the 1000s of Ibis flush 276139761
macaulaylibrary.org
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