A routine monitoring program in Langwarrin Flora
and Fauna Reserve has captured vision of the rare and elusive
Lewin’s Rail, a bird which is listed as Vulnerable under the
Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act.
This rare species is normally shy, so we're lucky this one
decided to do a liitle dance for our camera.
Despite being the size of a
small chook, these birds are notoriously difficult to
observe as they rarely venture far from dense vegetation and
they are highly sought after by birdwatchers.
The Lewin’s Rail nests and feeds on the ground making it
susceptible to cats and foxes as well as to disturbance from
dogs and humans.