flightless bird


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Noun1.flightless bird - flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostrichesflightless bird - flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Struthio camelus, ostrich - fast-running African flightless bird with two-toed feet; largest living bird
cassowary - large black flightless bird of Australia and New Guinea having a horny head crest
Dromaius novaehollandiae, Emu novaehollandiae, emu - large Australian flightless bird similar to the ostrich but smaller
apteryx, kiwi - nocturnal flightless bird of New Zealand having a long neck and stout legs; only surviving representative of the order Apterygiformes
Rhea americana, rhea - larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia
nandu, Pterocnemia pennata, rhea - smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan
aepyornis, elephant bird - huge (to 9 ft.) extinct flightless bird of Madagascar
moa - extinct flightless bird of New Zealand
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Fish and Wildlife Service determined the population of Western sage grouse was declining and may require federal protection, the flightless bird has become one of the most important issues for the Department of the Interior, Western land owners, the energy industry and environmentalists alike.
Elijah Wood voices flightless bird Mumble who amazes his Antarctica pals with his tap dancing skills.
Emu oil is made from the oil taken from the adipose tissue of the flightless bird, which is indigenous to Australia.
Which flightless bird occupies a breeding colony called a rookery?
TEHRAN (FNA)- The findings of a new research showed that Australia is not the origin of the iconic flightless bird kiwi.
The pint-sized roller-skating EMIEW2 -- pronounced like the flightless bird -- is able to have a short conversation with a human being, without being given a script.
If you think that the moa can be reasonably compared to the ostrich, a flightless bird that moves rapidly through open spaces, then you will be challenged by recent discoveries.
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.
But now visitors to World Museum Liverpool can get an idea of what the flightless bird looked like after a rare dodo skeleton was put on display.
The fruit became known as kiwi as it gained fans in the United States in the 1960COs, taking on the name associated with New Zealand and the beloved national bird, which is a flightless bird and is incidentally the only surviving species in an ancient order of related birds.
After humans arrived in the 1300s, they began to kill off the eagle's main food, a flightless bird called the moa, and the Haast's eagle was extinct by the 1700s.
Stepp isn't actually sure the 5-foot flightless bird is a he -- "I don't know how to look" -- but she was smitten by her short-term guest.