Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Slaty-breasted rail

Slaty-breasted rail
                                                             Slaty-breasted rail

Slaty-breasted rail

The slaty-breasted rail (Lewinia striata) is a rail species native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia.Breeding has been recorded in July near Dehradun in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas.


These Lewinia rail species inhabits marshes, wetlands, reed-marsh, dense scrub jungles with water sources and mangroves.


The slaty-breasted rail feeds on marsh vegetation, seeds, shoots, berries, mollusks, worms, spiders, insect larvae and a variety of insects including ants, grasshoppers and beetles.


Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India Nepal and Bhutan.

External Links:Conservation Status:IUCN Red List Page

Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Sources Of Information

Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp, ISBN 0-691-04910-6


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