flying bird


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Noun1.flying bird - birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight musclesflying bird - birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight muscles
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
keel - the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly
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Levin looked about him to right and to left, and there, just facing him against the dusky blue sky above the confused mass of tender shoots of the aspens, he saw the flying bird.
Little cowled figures they seemed at first, going with a rolling motion and as fast as flying birds.
The bustard, weighing 15kg, often quoted as the heaviest flying bird, was once found across the grasslands of India and Pakistan.
9 A project to reintroduce which world's heaviest flying bird to the UK was given a pounds 1.
The condor, with its 10-foot wingspan, is the largest flying bird in North America.
The return to the UK of the Great Bustard, the world's heaviest flying bird, came after a 172-year absence.
The condor, the largest flying bird in the world, then still alive, was brought to the North East from Chile and crowds flocked to see it.
The great bustard, the world's heaviest flying bird, is now found in northern Europe and parts of Spain.
1 think the evidence is overwhelming that Archaeopteryx was an arboreal [tree-dwelling], flying bird.
The world's heaviest flying bird, weighing in at 20kg and standing the height of an adult roe deer, the Great Bustard last nested in England in 1832, its numbers having been depleted by hunting and changes to farming.
Lacking such clear evidence, Chatterjee turns to other parts of the Protoavis fossil in making his case that the animal was a flying bird.
The Great Bustard, the world's heaviest flying bird, is now found in Northern Europe and parts of Spain but here it once roamed through grasslands stretching from the West Country to the Scottish borders.