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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Of which flightless bird are the emperor and jackass varieties?
The following items have all been confiscated at Cardiff Airport after someone tried to take them on a flight : | A 10lb frozen turkey - presumably to show this flightless bird what it was missing.
This large flightless bird lives only in New Zealand.
Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) leads his flightless bird community against a band of devious pigs.
Her latest creation, on show at the Packhorse gallery, is a dodo, the now extinct flightless bird native to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
Meanwhile, members of the dignitaries from Papua New Guinea, presented the country with a sculpture of a Cassowary, a flightless bird native in their country.
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.
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.
Which flightless bird from Mauritius was Susan Sarandon and Cher in which hit 1987 hunted to extinction in the 17th century?