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Photo by Ayuwat
Location: Chiangmai, Thailand
Lewinia striatus

Gallirallus striatus


Chestnut crown and neck, upperparts heavily spotted or barred with white.


Widely distributed from India and Sri Lanka to China, the Philippines, and parts of Indonesia.


This species was formally included in genus Gallirallus.


Seven subspecies are recognized[1].

  • L. s. albiventer - India and Sri Lanka to s China (Yunnan) and Thailand
  • L. s. obscurior - Andaman and Nicobar islands
  • L. s. jouyi - Coastal s China and Hainan I.
  • L. s. taiwana - Taiwan
  • L. s. gularis - Malaysia to Indochina, Sumatra, Java and s Borneo
  • L. s. striata - Philippines, Sulu Archipelago, n Borneo and Sulawesi
  • L. s. paraterma - Samar I. (Philippines)


Freshwater wetlands and open areas.


Solitary and secretive.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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