Re: Lewin's Rail

Subject: Re: Lewin's Rail
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2012 13:12:43 +1000
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.
— at Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve

   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
   m("","birder");">                        I came, I saw, I ticked.
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