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- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the family Rallidae.
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Of the four land birds the Inaccessible Island rail Atlantisia rogersi (VU), the smallest existing flightless bird, is found only on the island in a population of 8,500.
Other notable birds of this island group are the endemic Inaccessible Island flightless rail (Atlantisia rogersi), the world's smallest flightless bird, and the northern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome moseleyi), for which about 48% of the world's population breed at Gough.
Tristan is quite remarkable in supporting three endemic genera: Atlantisia, Nesocichla, and Nesospiza.
Atlantisia rogersi lives, almost as difficult as getting to the island. map, from BirdLife International, showing where, exactly,
Because Lowe was the first to describe Atlantisia rogersi it is sometimes called Lowe's Rail, one of three alternate common names (the others being