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Lewin's Rail Rallus pectoralis

Described by: Temminck (1831)
Alternate common name(s): Lewin Water Rail, Slate-breasted Rail, Water Rail
Old scientific name(s): Lewinia pectoralis, Dryolimnas pectoralis


Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia - Oct, 2008 © Tom Tarrant 
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E. Lesser Sundas, New Guinea and e. Australia;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Lesser Sundas (Flores Is.).
(2) Nw. New Guinea.
(3) C. New Guinea (Mt. Hagen).
(4) E. New Guinea (Hertzog Mountains).
(5) Se. New Guinea.
(6) Sw. Australia.
(7) E. and se. Australia (coastal c. Queensland from Cairns s. through e. New South Wales (Cronulla Swamp and Dharug National Park near Sidney, Mount Keira w. of Wollongong), Australian Capital Territory (Kelly's Swamp) to Victoria (Werribee) w. to the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia and Kangaroo Is.).
(8) Tasmania.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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