flightless bird

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

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Perhaps because of this ambition, the poems of The Evolution of the Flightless Bird are difficult, at times bedeviled by an obscurity that derives not from an attempt at modernity but from the desire to give full expression to an original, if not idiosyncratic, viewpoint.
Flightless species like the ratites - which include ostriches and emus, while penguins are another flightless bird but are not part of that same class - diverged from other prehistoric birds more than 100 million years ago.
The kiwi is the smallest Ratite, a category of flightless bird species.
The terror bird - also known as Gastornis - was a flightless bird up to two metres in height with an enormous, ferocious beak.
Police are investigating the theft of the native flightless bird, which park workers believe was carried out by more than one person given the difficulty in herding the erratic animal.
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The flightless bird is capable of killing a human with one strike of its large claws.
The pupil from Caludon Castle School, in Axholme Road, Wyken, has been caring for the flightless bird and even stroking its wings.
Which flightless bird was hunted to extinction on the island of Mauritius in the 17th century?
At a depth of about 20 meters (66 feet), the flightless bird slows down as it reaches a swarm of krill.
The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department had been getting calls about a loose emu for days, but each time they tried to catch the big, flightless bird, it got away.
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.
The flightless bird is capable of killing a human with one strike of its large claws, but was described by its owner as non-aggressive.
The cassowary is the third largest flightless bird in the ratite family.