French: Râle atlantis German: Atlantisralle Spanish: Rasconcillo de Tristán de Acuña
Inaccessible Island, Tristan da Cunha.
Inaccessible I, in Tristan da Cunha Group.
13–15·5 cm; male 35–49 (40·5)g, female 34–42 (37)g. Smallest flightless bird in the world. Plumage decomposed and hair-like; adults easily... read more
Highly vocal. Pair members give loud trill when meeting and in threat display to other adults.... read more
Occurs in all native vegetation types at all altitudes. Population density highest in coastal... read more
Food and feeding
Earthworms, amphipods, isopods, mites, centipedes, insects (weevils, beetles, flies, moths, caterpillars); also berries of Empetrum... read more
Lays Oct–Jan. Monogamous; pair-bond permanent; apparently has loose, flexible territorial system. Nest built on ground, at base of... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Tristan Islands EBA. Abundant within its very limited 14 km2 range and in no immediate danger on this uninhabited island.... read more
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