Genus Traversia


Traversia lyalli - It is the best known of the extremely few flightless passerines known to science , all of which were inhabitants of islands and are now extinct. The others were relatives of Xenicus and the Long-legged Bunting from Tenerife, all of which were only discovered recently and became extinct in prehistoric times. In addition, the Bush Wren and the Chatham Islands Fernbird were largely flightless.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Acanthisittidae
Genus : Traversia