RFI Lewin's Rail call ID

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Subject: RFI Lewin's Rail call ID
From: "Peter Waanders" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 17:39:51 +1030
Hi all
This morning I went to two sites along the last stretch of the River Murray
in SA where Lewin's Rail were recorded during a survey I commissioned
earlier this year. I played the call and at one site got a response which
I'm seeking your feedback on. Unlike the call on the tape it sounded like a
pig grunting, but neither as low-pitched as a pig's grunt, nor as
high-pitched as a squeal. The calls were about 1 -1.5 seconds in duration,
with a few seconds interval in between, it went on for perhaps a minute or
Is this one of the lesser-described calls of the Lewin's Rail? Or something
completely different? Unfortunately I did not get any views of the bird.


Peter Waanders
Waikerie, South Australia

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