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As long as females are abundant and brachypterous, such that males do not have to fly to locate mates, brachyptery in males should be favored due to the inherent siring advantage associated with flightlessness.
The prebasic molt likely does not begin until after chicks become independent, when flightlessness would occur.
At least two cases of flightlessness in columbiforms from islands have occurred in history, namely the Dodo (Raphus cucullatus) of Mauritius and the Solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria) of Rodrigues Island (Greenway 1958).
1992), diurnal habits, and flightlessness have made darkling beetles ideal subjects for empirical analyses of movement (e.
Flightlessness in grebes (Aves, Podicipedidae)' its independent evolution in three genera.
These divergent origins of New Zealand's birds raise the possibility that flightlessness evolved several different times among the ratites, the scientists conclude.
Morphological correlates of flightlessness in southern African Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): testing a condition of the water-conservation hypothesis.