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flightless

(of certain birds and insects) unable to fly
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Reports reaching Manila said a cassowary fowl, a non-indigenous flightless bird, escaped from its pen inside the Zamboanga City aviary in Pasonanca district on Tuesday and fled to the adjacent police training school.
But now visitors to World Museum Liverpool can get an idea of what the flightless bird looked like after a rare dodo skeleton was put on display.
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.
After humans arrived in the 1300s, they began to kill off the eagle's main food, a flightless bird called the moa, and the Haast's eagle was extinct by the 1700s.
Stepp isn't actually sure the 5-foot flightless bird is a he -- "I don't know how to look" -- but she was smitten by her short-term guest.
A kiwi is a flightless bird but in the shape of Doug Howlett and Joe Rokocoko, the All Blacks have a magnificent pair of wings.
We are something like the dodo bird," joked Sergeant McBeth, comparing his job to the flightless bird that became extinct in the 1700s.
In 1983, James Merrill selected Richard Kenney's first volume, The Evolution of the Flightless Bird, for the Yale Series of Younger Poets.
After millions of years' worth of changes on the evolutionary tree, the flightless bird has weak front limbs and wings that are just a shadow of what they used to be.
The last official sighting of which flightless bird was on Eldey Island, Iceland, in July 1844?
Footage emerged last night showing the flightless bird running in and out of a bush in a field in Ayrshire.
Finally, a feral cat in Australia killed a Night Parrot, a nocturnal and flightless bird seen just a handful of times in the last century.