lewin's rail on sunshine coast

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Subject: lewin's rail on sunshine coast
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 15:10:55 +1000
I have only ever seen one Lewin's Rail. Many other Canberra observers also
saw it (probably just about all the local interested people). It for a few
weeks, several years ago, inhabited a soak in a garden bed at Commonwealth
park, an inner city park (where Floriade is). It fed right out in the open
on the mown lawns but would run back into cover if people came too close. If
this had been when Floriade is on (it wasn't) that place has a human traffic
of hundreds of people walking by within about 5 metres per hour (at that
time probably tens of people per hour).


-----Original Message-----From: 
 On Behalf Of Peter Shute
Sent: Thursday, 3 October 2013 12:33 PM To: Greg Roberts        Cc:
birding-aus     Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] lewin's rail on sunshine coast

Greg, your blog says "The rails are seen easily because they are inside
lantana thickets". I'm not familiar with lantana, how does it make them easy
to see? Is it sparse enough too see them but dense enough for them to feel

Peter Shute

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> On 3 Oct 2013, at 12:22 pm, "Greg Roberts" <> 
> wrote:
> I have found Lewin's Rail at two new sites on the Sunshine Coast over 
> the past couple of days, with one pair showing very nicely.
> Black-necked Stork and Latham's Snipe are among other birds showing 
> well in the area lately.
> More here:
> about.
> html
> Greg Roberts


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