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ratite

any flightless bird that lacks a keel on the sternum, for example, ostrich, rhea or emu.
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It allows us to say that the function of the speculum display is mate attraction, and that the function of ratites' wings, if they have a function, isn't flight.
"Emu oil is a great skin conditioner," says Jan Smith, director of the Ratite Sexing Service in Massachusetts.
Ratites are a group of flightless birds that include the Australian emu and cassowary, African ostrich, New Zealand's kiwi and now-extinct moa, rhea from South America and the extinct elephant birds of Madagascar.
Most EEE virus infections in birds are asymptomatic; however, disease can be seen in partridges, pheasants, psittacine birds, ratites, and whooping cranes.
They're ratites, just like ostriches, emus and turkeys.
La dosis se administra en funcion del tamano del ave siendo la dosis habitual 0.5 ml, reduciendose a 0.2 ml para cualquier ave de tamano similar a las pertenecientes al orden Paseriforme, e incrementandose hasta 1 ml para aves de tamano similar a los Ratites.
The European Commission announced on 11 May that it had decided to widen a regionalised import ban on Bulgarian poultry, poultry meat and meat products, ratites, game and hatching eggs, due to an outbreak of Newcastle Disease.
However, preliminary surveys of representatives of various orders have revealed that the basic organization of the tail apparatus is remarkably conservative in all but the flightless ratites (Baumel 1988; Gatesy, unpubl.
Had the course of history or the initial conditions been just a little different, South American fauna might be dominated by huge ratites, or marsupials.(20) But how contingent is history?
They are the smallest of these three ratites, standing 5 to 6 feet tall when grown.
Breeders of ratites use microchips in these flightless avian livestock as well (SN: 7/30/94, p.72).
Although most reports in the literature focus on ungulates, (6) capture myopathy has been described in several avian species, including the greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), the Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis), and the Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), (7,8) as well as several species of crane (greater sandhill crane [Grus canadensis tabida], grey-crowned crane [Balearica regulorum]), (9 11) wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), (12) waterfowl (Canada geese [Branta canadensis], snow geese [Chen caerulescens], Ross's geese [Chen rossii]) (13) and ratites (emu [Dromaius novaehollandiae], greater rhea [Rhea americanaD.