Sentence Examples


  • Zealand parrot, Stringops, less in various flightless rails, in the dodo and solitaire.
  • Starting with the kiwi and cassowary, people have got into the habit of confounding flightless with wingless conditions.
  • Many of these birds, to judge from the enormous size of their hind-limbs, were undoubtedly flightless, e.g.
  • New Zealand has also yielded many flightless birds, notably the numerous species and genera of Dinornithidae, some of which survived into the 19th century (see M0A); Pseudapteryx allied to the Kiwi; Cnemiornis, a big, flightless goose; Aptornis and Notornis, flightless rails; and Harpagornis, a truly gigantic bird of prey with tremendous wings and talons.
  • 20), a long-billed, flightless rail, practically the same as Erythromachus of Rodriguez and Diaphorapteryx of Chatham Island.

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