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ascension flightless crake


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  • How could it ascend if it was flightless?

    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.

    February 9, 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

  • It was discovered, after it became extinct, to have been endemic to Ascension Island.

    February 10, 2009

  • 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".

    February 11, 2009

  • I agree. Not very thoughtful, was it?

    February 11, 2009

  • Does that make it a Jumbo Shrimp? :-)

    February 11, 2009

  • just might fit.

    February 12, 2009