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flightless

(of certain birds and insects) unable to fly, having secondarily lost the ability. The term is usually applied to birds such as RATITES and penguins.
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If you can't get enough of the flightless birds slapping each other's beaky faces, or if you've always wanted to know how penguins use a zebra crossing, dive into their pool.
If you can't get enough of the flightless birds slapping each other's beaky faces or if you've always wanted to know how penguins use a zebra crossing, dive into their pool.
And surprisingly, the study concluded, both of these flightless birds once flew.
Natalie added: "During our displays, we talk about how some birds evolved to be flightless, so Donk and Didge will represent that perfectly.
Although the link to modern-day birds has been disputed in the past, palaeontologist Fernando Novas said the current batch of bones resembles the skeleton of the Nandu, a flightless rhea native to Patagonia.
To eliminate the linkage disequilibrium between the flightless allele and the visible marker, each population was started by placing into each box an open bottle containing 100 flies heterozygous for either ap and se alleles or vg and e alleles (4 boxes each; there is no need to collect unmated flies, because all the flies are heterozygous and all matings in this and consecutive generations are random).
Without a doubt, the large, flightless emu is an odd-looking bird.
and insatiable throat--the flightless youthful hold on evermore.
The flightless bird is capable of killing a human with one strike of its large claws.
The fruit became known as kiwi as it gained fans in the United States in the 1960COs, taking on the name associated with New Zealand and the beloved national bird, which is a flightless bird and is incidentally the only surviving species in an ancient order of related birds.A[umlaut] 2008 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)
These range from trapping and poisoning exotic pests to shifting the entire population of an endangered species (such as the flightless kakapo parrots) to offshore islands that have been cleared of predators.
The setting is Antarctica, the home of the Emperor penguin--tall, flightless birds that each need a "heart song" to attract a mate.