Bob, Lewin's Rail are currently classified as 'Near threatened' in
Australia (The Action Plan for Australian Birds). They are also listed as
a threatened species under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act and
I can send you some Victorian information if required.
There's a bit of literature and internet information on the species. Check
Wildlife Biologist - Threatened Species & Communities Section
Department of Sustainability and Environment
2/8 Nicholson St. (PO Box 500),
East Melbourne 3002
Tel: 9637 9869
Godine, D.R. (1977) Rails of the World, a monograph of the Family
Marchant, S. & Higgins, P.J.(1993) eds. Handbook of Australian, New
Zealand and Antarctic Birds, Volume 2, pp. 529-537. Royal Australasian
Ornithologists Union and Oxford Univ. Press, Melbourne.
Serventy, V.N. (1985) ed. The Waterbirds of Australia. National
Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Angus and Robertson, Sydney.
B. Web information
The Australian subspecies of Lewin's Rail (article) ->
Predicted habitat (map) of Lewin's Rail in se SA ->
Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000 (Lewin's Rail) ->
Family Rallidae -> http://www.answers.com/topic/rallidae-1
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