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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 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 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 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 -

'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 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 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 Greg McLachlan 2016-10-26 Barton Park South--Landing Lights Wetland, Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   -   38277601
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Greg McLachlan 2017-09-27 Barton Park South--Landing Lights Wetland, Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   - 'Wheeze' call. 70090301
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Greg McLachlan 2017-06-29 Barton Park South--Landing Lights Wetland, Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   - Typical advertising call. 62181521
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis pectoralis Tom Tarrant 16-09-2008 Samsonvale Cemetery, Queensland, Queensland (Australia) (50 m) song (no score) - 67113
xeno-canto.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 Chris Burwell 2016-09-20 Minnippi Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   55542921
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
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Greg McLachlan 2016-12-08 Barton Park South--Landing Lights Wetland, Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   - Typical 'kek' advertising call. 42035521
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Greg McLachlan 2016-08-28 Finland Road, Paradise Waters, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Grunt calls 33529061
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 A Smith 2019-01-30 Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--Biyalagee Boardwalk, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Australian Capital Territory (Australia)   - Two birds calling from vegetation. Heard 'galloping call but appears not to have been captured on recording. 139917211
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Tom Tarrant 2018-09-14 Lake Samsonvale--Postmans Track, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   - Also a Tawny Grassbird 114809741
macaulaylibrary.org
Lewin's Rail - Lewinia pectoralis Michael Daley 2017-01-11 Tarradarrapin Wetlands, Redland, Queensland, Australia, Queensland (Australia)   -   45060921
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 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 Greg McLachlan 2017-02-01 Barton Park South--Landing Lights Wetland, Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales (Australia)   - Grunt call followed by 'kek' advertising call. 47130301
macaulaylibrary.org
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