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.
Seeing that a few members of such water-breathing classes as the Crustacea and Mollusca are adapted to live on the land, and seeing that we have flying birds and mammals, flying insects of the most diversified types, and formerly had flying reptiles, it is conceivable that flying-fish, which now glide far through the air, slightly rising and turning by the aid of their fluttering fins, might have been modified into perfectly winged animals.
Little cowled figures they seemed at first, going with a rolling motion and as fast as flying birds.
The State Bank of India has also put the Flying Models, Funliner, Fly Kingfisher and Flying Bird Device on the block.
sandersi vies for the title of biggest flying bird with another extinct species, Argentavis magnificens.
ISLAMABAD -- A fossil found three decades ago in the US may have been the world's largest ever flying bird, say researchers.
Researchers believe New Zealand's kiwi and Madagascar's elephant bird descended from a small flying bird which may have flown from Antarctica long ago.
The camera screws onto a two-way-tilting head that allows 180[degrees] movement, ideal for panning a fleeing fox or flying bird.
That's almost 6 times longer than the wingspan of a wandering albatross--the largest flying bird alive today.
The female Orb Weaver spins a web of fibers thin enough to be invisible to insect prey, yet tough enough to snare a flying bird without snapping.
Flappy Wings - The aim is for the flying bird to catch spinning coins amid multiple coloured walls as background and a catchy soundtrack.
At the same time the Gobi group was digging up Mononychus bones, another group of scientists was disovering some interesting things about the most primitive flying bird, Archaeopteryx, which lived 147 million years ago.