Upper body mottled green-black, top of head and back of neck red-brown. Throat and breast dark green, rest of underparts striped black and white. Bill red-brown with a black tip. Body up to 24 cm long.
Lewin's Rails are secretive, often remaining hidden in their habitat. They feed on crustaceans and molluscs.
Coastal saltwater areas, also freshwater wetlands and swamps.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern