Marion Halliday has reported seeing Lewin's
Rails with young (at least 5, possibly 6) at Lake Hamilton
via the Birdline Victoria Facebook group. She says one was
seen feeding one of the young a worm "a couple of times" on
the evening of 29/10/18, and posted a photo of an adult with
a worm, side by side with one of the young ones (see
attached). The young are at the little fluffball stage.
Has anyone seen this with Lewin's Rails before?
HANZAB says "Role of parents in building nest,
incubation and care of young not known", "adults accompany
and defend chicks", and that young are "Precocial,
nidifugous". Nothing about actually feeding young. I've
seen young ones of this size before, but not even
associating with adults, let alone being fed.