flightless bird

Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for flightless bird

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

References in periodicals archive ?
Their wings are comparatively large for a flightless bird and are spread while running, to act like sails.
13m) tall and with a huge head and beak, the giant flightless bird is commonly portrayed as a fierce predator in both scientific works and popular media.
Which flightless bird from Mauritius was hunted to extinction in the 17th century?
Which flightless bird from Mauritius was Susan Sarandon and Cher in which hit 1987 Michelle Pfeiffer - see Question 10 hunted to extinction in the 17th century?
Locals are known as 'Kiwis' after the country's distinctive flightless bird, which is also a national emblem.
He finally managed to grab the long-necked flightless bird and haul it into a patrol car.
A LARGE flightless bird has been roaming a Welsh golf course after escaping from a nearby farm.
The 26-year-old singer also admits that she's so heavily pregnant she has started moving about like an aquatic flightless bird.
Some of the fascinating extinct members of this group include a (possibly) carnivorous flightless bird that stood over 8 feet tall and a very large turtle with horns and a spiked tail.
THIS sweet animated movie about Penguins was one of the raft of flightless bird films released in the last two years but this is the funniest.
The mismatched duo crash-land close to the Falls and encounter a talking dog called Dug, a 13-foot-tall, flightless bird called Kevin and long-lost explorer Charles Muntz, who was once Carl's childhood hero.
BRILLIANT ANIMATION - clockwise from top right, 13ft tall flightless bird Kevin; Russell, Alpha the doberman pinscher with rottweiler Beta and bulldog Gamma; and Carl suspended in the air Up (U, 102 mins) Family/Comedy/Action.
He plays a flightless bird and sings on the soundtrack.
I mean, how daft is that, a large flightless bird in a pirate crew?
Researchers working in Argentina have discovered fossils that may represent the heftiest flightless bird to ever have roamed the planet.