Lewin's Rail (species: Lewinia pectoralis) in Woko NP (Gaia Guide)
Lewinia pectoralis
Lewin's Rail

©Wayne Butterworth: Lewin's Rail (Lewinia pectoralis)

©John Manger: Lewin's Rail (Lewinia pectoralis)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Gruiformes
Family Rallidae
Genus Lewinia
Species Lewinia pectoralis
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

The upper body is green and black. The crown and back of neck are reddish brown. The throat and breast are dark green while the rest of the underparts are striped black and white.  

The bill is red-brown with a black tip.

Hatchlings are black.


  • From 21 cm to 23.5 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Adults


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found in Australia, Wallacea, and New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. (Wikipedia)

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