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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 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 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 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 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 2016-08-05 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 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 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 Greg McLachlan 2016-12-13 Eastlakes golf course, Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   -   42448121
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Mathers-Winn, Cedar A Lake Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia) call -   188930
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Greg McLachlan 2016-11-29 Barton Park South--Landing Lights Wetland, Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   -   41269171
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Marie Tarrant 2020-03-11 Kumbartcho Sanctuary, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   214746071
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis A Smith 2018-01-08 Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Australian Capital Territory (Australia)   - Two birds giving full range of calls; kreks, grunts and squeaky notes 81049301
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Marie Tarrant 2018-09-12 Kumbartcho Sanctuary, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   114582561
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Andrew Spencer 2016-01-12 Mulligans Flat Road ponds (Forde), Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Australian Capital Territory (Australia)   - Several vocalization types from a pair of birds in a dense reedbed. The last part of the cut is less than 100% certainty, but came from the same area as the others, in response to playback of Lewin's Rail, and playback produced a response from the rail. 27017081
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)   - Kek call over 1 minute. Bird always remained out of sight 219964691
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 James Kennerley 2017-07-25 Lake Samsonvale--Kobble Creek BBQ Area, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - 'kek' call 64272921
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Matteo Grilli 2019-10-19 Banks Street Reserve, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   182817631
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 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 2016-08-28 Finland Road, Paradise Waters, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - 'Kek-kek' advertising call. 33528961
macaulaylibrary.org
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