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reesetee commented on the word ascension flightless crake
Hmm...it just might fit.
February 12, 2009
bilby commented on the word ascension flightless crake
Does that make it a Jumbo Shrimp? :-)
February 11, 2009
I agree. Not very thoughtful, was it?
rolig commented on the word ascension flightless crake
But it is a little mean, isn't it?, to name a flightless bird "Ascension". Sort of like calling the fat kid "Slim" or the kid with Coke™-bottle glasses "Hawkeye".
It was discovered, after it became extinct, to have been endemic to Ascension Island.
February 10, 2009
But surely it wasn't named Ascension in prehistoric times, unless our wee avian dinosaurs had a vision. So I prefer your second theory, which is full o' fruit ;-)
February 9, 2009
Could this be the flightless crake from Ascension Island? Or perhaps it can fly or glide but can't manage an ascension flight (so this shoud really be the "ascension-flight-less crake"). But I'm going with the toponymic interpretation.
How could it ascend if it was flightless?
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