flightless bird

  1. flightless birds having flat breastbones lacking a keel for attachment of flight muscles: ostriches; cassowaries; emus; moas; rheas; kiwis; elephant birds
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How To Use flightless bird In A Sentence

  • They acted more like huge flightless birds of prey, than the overgrown bipedal lizards of popular imagination.
  • Several people here have argued that Caudipteryx is in fact a flightless bird.
  • Whether the flightless birds used their beaks to impale or bludgeon their prey is unknown, Chiappe says.
  • Caudipteryx has short forelimbs and a feathered manus and is likely to have been a secondarily flightless bird.
  • The flightless birds and insects of such islands had clearly lost a highly complex function.
  • Moas were ratites, flightless birds considered the sister group of all other birds.
  • Penguins are flightless birds that are highly specialized for swimming and diving, and spend much of their life at sea.
  • As the coastal waters were heavily fished, the seals remained on the southern-most island and the giant moa(a huge flightless bird)was eventually hunted to extinction.
  • A giant flightless bird like the dodo is on the extreme end of avian evolution.
  • There are only two kinds of animal that spend their whole lives performing the tricky balancing act of walking on two legs - humans and some flightless birds, like ostriches.
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