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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Although non-volant juveniles were not observed in the slots at the ends of the bridge, use of the bridge by T.
Influence of elevational habitat changes on non-volant small mammal species distribution and diversity on Mount Nuang, Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia.
For small non-volant species, 93 (90%) of 103 species are found to be endemic [7] including 17 genera of murid rodents endemic in the Philippine archipelago [6] and about 80% of the non-volant mammals in Greater Mindanao, the second largest island in the country, are found nowhere else in the world [8].
Until now, little is known about the non-volant small mammals in landslide disturbed areas.
Thus, in this article we address the effect of the variables mentioned above (mean fragment size, variation in fragment size, matrix type, time since isolation, sampling effort and presence of forest corridors) on nestedness, specifically addressing non-volant forest-dwelling mammals on a global scale.
At each roost, we counted the number of each species, including non-volant young when present.
Here we draw together information on the relationship between the ecological, evolutionary, and biogeographic characteristics of selected Bornean non-volant mammals, and their response to timber harvesting and related impacts.
While many of the winged prey consumed by Myotis leibii may have been captured by aerial hawking (e.g., Diptera), five of 39 bats (13%) consumed non-volant prey (spiders and crickets).
Parturition.--Earliest dates of parturition were estimated by direct observation of non-volant young remaining at the roost when mothers left to forage in the evening.
The main objective of this thesis was to evaluate the effects of habitat fragmentation on individual and community levels of organization for non-volant small mammals in a landscape of fragmented Atlantic Forest in Macacu River watershed, RJ, Brazil.
The other one is located in the Lagoa do Peri Municipal Park surrounded by primary and secondary forest, where all the 25 species of non-volant terrestrial mammals registered on the island (Graipel et al., 2001; 2006) are likely to be found.
The overall objective of this study was to determine how non-volant small mammal assemblages are affected by rainforest logging in the rainforest in Borneo: Do species diversity and assemblage variability of small mammals differ in undisturbed and logged rainforests?

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