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List of Flightless birds


List of Flightless birds : Flightless birds are those who can’t fly like normal birds. Although they belong to the aviary category due to adoption these birds are unable to fly. They developed themselves with the adaptation and used their wings for other purposes like running, swimming, etc.

If we take the example of Penguin then we can find that now they are using their wings for walk and swimming. Both of their wings are now modified and instead of flying, they are using them for other purposes. This is the result of adaptation to survive with the change or a particular habitat.

List of Flightless birds

Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

Common Ostrich (Struthio camelus)

Okarito Kiwi (Apteryx rowi)

Greater Rhea (Rhea americana)

Flightless Cormorant (Phalacrocorax harrisi)

Calayan Rail (Gallirallus calayanensis)

Kakapo (Strigops habroptila)

Inaccessible Island Rail (Atlantisia rogersi)

Snoring Rail (Aramidopsis plateni)

Lord Howe Woodhen (Gallirallus sylvestris)

Makira Moorhen (Gallinula silvestris)

Penguins (Spheniscidae)

Weka (Gallirallus australis)

Gough Moorhen (Gallinula comeri)

Takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri)

New Guinea flightless rail (Megacrex inepta)

Fun Facts

The ostrich is the largest flightless bird.

Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogers is the smallest flightless bird.

List of Flightless birds
List of Flightless birds
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