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f lahyt luhs

  • s  incapable of flying

  • On Their Last Legs? New Zealand looks for ways to save its flightless birds, under threat from introduced predators.
  • Much larger than modern eagles, Haast's eagle would have swooped to prey on flightless birds and possibly even the rare unlucky human.
  • The flightless Antarctic bird the second-biggest penguin after its movie-star emperor cousin was hunted into near-extinction by sailors in the 19th century, who used their .
News & Articles

  • Cassowary Chick Hatched At Virginia Zoo
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Virginia Zoo officials say the birth of a cassowary chick in Norfolk is one of only five such births in U.S. zoos over the past decade.    Cassowaries are flightless birds native to
    June 26, 2013 - WRIC 8 News Richmond
  • Commentary: Darwin meets Google
    GALAPAGOS ISLANDS - Coming soon to a computer screen near you: the blue-footed booby, the giant tortoise and the flightless cormorant.
    June 26, 2013 - Sheboygan Press
Quotes

  • Vikram Seth in The Bookseller
    Seth said: "In India, all my books have for years been published by Penguin. But I am very happy today to be joining foreign colonies of the Flightless One. They have already made me feel very welcome, and I hope in time to hatch many suitable eggs...
  • Ben Macintyre in New York Times
    Mr. Macintyre describes him as "a distinctive figure around Whitehall, his arms flapping when animated, hopping along the pavement like a huge, flightless, myopic bird."
  • Jonathan Franzen in Huffington Post (blog)
    In his article in The New Yorker on Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schultz, Jonathan Franzen mentions "BC" artist Johnny Hart wringing "hundreds of gags from the friendship between a flightless bird and a long-suffering tortoise."

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