This species is listed as Data Deficient because there are few recent records and almost nothing known of its distribution, population, ecology and threats, thus an assessment of its threat status is currently not possible.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Lewinia pectoralis and L. mirifica, cross-regional species, and L. muelleri, a New Zealand endemic (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) are retained as separate species contra Turbott (1990) who include mirifica and muelleri as subspecies of L. pectoralis, pending revision of the New Zealand CheckList. Gender agreement of species name follows David and Gosselin (2002b).
Lewinia mirificus Collar et al. (1994), Lewinia mirificus BirdLife International (2000), Lewinia mirificus BirdLife International (2004), Lewinia mirificus Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993), Lewinia mirificus , Rallus mirificus Collar and Andrew (1988), Rallus mirificus mirificus Collar and Andrew (1988)
Collar, N. J.; Mallari, N. A. D.; Tabaranza, B. R. J. 1999. Threatened birds of the Philippines: the Haribon Foundation/BirdLife International Red Data Book. Bookmark, Makati City.
Dinets, V. 2001. Ornithological records from Luzon during January-February 2001, including a description of the voice of Luzon Rail Lewinia mirificus. Oriental Bird Club Bulletin 34: 40-41.
Allen, D. 2010. Brown-banded Rail Lewinia mirifica at Dalton Pass, Philippines. BirdingASIA 13: 43-48.
Further web sources of information
Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).
Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Lowen, J., Symes, A., Taylor, J.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2013) Species factsheet: Lewinia mirifica. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/05/2013. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2013) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/05/2013.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Data Deficient|
|Family||Rallidae (Rails, crakes and allies)|
|Species name author||(Parkes & Amadon, 1959)|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||118,000 km2|
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