In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Until the late Pleistocene era 11,000 to 50,000 years ago, big, exotic mammals and flightless birds roamed the planet.
- The large, flightless moa bird that roamed New Zealand in ancient times grew much more slowly than modern birds, according to a new study of their bones.
- Why do those flightless birds, unique to South America, seem to replace each other in adjoining regions?
- Several people here have argued that Caudipteryx is in fact a flightless bird.
- Penguins are flightless birds that are highly specialized for swimming and diving, and spend much of their life at sea.
- Moas were ratites, flightless birds considered the sister group of all other birds.
- Most of the birds classified in the Palaeognathae are also flightless, but not all flightless birds are classified in the Palaeognathae.
- Rheas are large flightless birds native to South America.
- A giant flightless bird like the dodo is on the extreme end of avian evolution.
- For example, the cassowary (a large flightless bird) feeds on bright blue and red fruit.
- The flightless birds and insects of such islands had clearly lost a highly complex function.
- Thus spores and minute, winged insects stay suspended longer than seeds and large, flightless insects.
- Darwin didn't need to put his theories through contortions to account for flightless birds and cave fish.
- Whether the flightless birds used their beaks to impale or bludgeon their prey is unknown, Chiappe says.
- They acted more like huge flightless birds of prey, than the overgrown bipedal lizards of popular imagination.
- The kakapo, a flightless bird, was particularly vulnerable to predators.
- The living ratites (ostriches, emus, kiwis, and the extinct moa) are an ancient lineage of flightless birds.
- The tam is thought to have evolved to survive passage through the gullet of the island's biggest, flightless bird, the dodo.
- Cassowaries belong to a primitive group of mainly flightless birds called Palaeognathae.
- Caudipteryx has short forelimbs and a feathered manus and is likely to have been a secondarily flightless bird.
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