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flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches

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Furthermore, eagles, pigeons, and other strong flyers have smaller genomes than weak flyers or flightless birds.
Frenetically paced, Penguins Of Madagascar initially sketches the back story of the four plucky Antarctic critters with a beak for adventure through the lens of a documentary film crew, who are keen to observe the flightless birds in their treacherous natural habitat.
Large, generally flightless birds called ratites, which include emus, ostriches and rheas, are closely related to dinosaurs.
The flightless birds were assumed to have moved closer to the equator about nine million years ago after the Earth started to cool.
She will spend two weeks on board, sailing around the edge of the continent, before taking a trip on a rubber inflatable boat called a Zodiac to get as close to the flightless birds as possible.
For a bunch of flightless birds confined to the Southern Hemisphere, penguins are really getting around.
From their quasi-drunken tottering to their strategic co-operation, these flightless birds have humanlike characteristics with which we can empathise, while their sheer resilience and determination is another thing we can all admire.
More than 520 designs were submitted by artists for the Go Penguins initiative which will see dozens of 5ft flightless birds dotted across the city and beyond over Christmas.
Yep, those short, squat and flightless birds found in Antarctica.
The fragmentary remains--a nearly complete skull and a foot bone called a tarsometatarsus--belonged to a member of a group of flightless birds called the phorusrhacids, or terror birds.
They believe the flightless birds are mesmerised by the aircraft, which they may regard as predators.
His friends chose to draw some of the zoo's more majestic animals, but Freudenthal said he was drawn to the long-necked, flightless birds.
Just like how modern emus, ostriches and rheas evolved separately into very similar-looking, but not closely related, large flightless birds.
These flightless birds are better represented in the fossil record than are most other types of modern birds, for two reasons.
Giant flightless birds called Moas strutted dense forests, terrifying Harst Eagles with talons larger than tigers' claws preyed upon them - and two dozen species of smaller flightless birds scurried around the forest floor.