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incapable of flying

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The chapter on "Big Chicks" covers large flightless birds, both living and fossil, to provide a foundation to discuss the possibility that some of the larger and apparently flightless fossils with definite feathers are not feathered dinosaurs that gave rise to birds, but are actually secondarily flightless birds.
In 1992 Cooper raised doubts about that idea when he extracted ancient DNA from specimens of New Zealand's hefty flightless moa, now extinct.
A new study by the University of Adelaide's Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD), has solved a 150-year-old evolutionary mystery about the origins of the giant flightless "ratite" birds, such as the emu and ostrich, which are found across the southern continents.
Professor Alan Cooper and his colleagues have solved the mystery of how giant flightless birds like the ostrich and emu found their way across the continents.
Natalie added: "During our displays, we talk about how some birds evolved to be flightless, so Donk and Didge will represent that perfectly.
Which North Atlantic flightless seabird became extinct during the 19th century?
Kiwis are endangered, flightless birds that live in New Zealand.
Rheas are large, flightless birds, which look similar to an ostrich.
They are an integral part of the conservation management of the New Zealand takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri), an endangered flightless rail.
Australian road officials have proposed building underpasses beneath the east coast Pacific Highway so a population of endangered flightless emu can safely cross one of the country's busiest roads.
Oxitec scientists have reported the creation of a new flightless strain of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus.
The 70 million year old remains were found in Patagonia, and suggest a flightless animal around 2.
Reports reaching Manila said a cassowary fowl, a non-indigenous flightless bird, escaped from its pen inside the Zamboanga City aviary in Pasonanca district on Tuesday and fled to the adjacent police training school.
Some, such as the flightless kiwi, give off a musky odor similar to that of mushrooms.
The great auk, a flightless seabird similar to a penguin, Ivell's sea anemone, Mitten's beardless-moss and York groundsel, a weed, have all become extinct since 1800