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Definitions

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  • noun The condition of being flightless

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Examples

  • The pope is Catholic notwithstanding pigs 'flightlessness.

    Obama: Iran 'Wants to Open Up'

  • Though experts at manoeuvrable gliding, they might undergo periods of occasional flightlessness when, in Spring, they gorge on buds and new leaves.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • The adaptations the dodo made for island living — flightlessness and gigantism — have made understanding its evolutionary history and classifying it based on body characteristics difficult.

    Extinct Dodo Related to Pigeons

  • Though experts at manoeuvrable gliding, they might undergo periods of occasional flightlessness when, in Spring, they gorge on buds and new leaves.

    That’s no mystery carnivore (part II)… it’s a giant squirrel!

  • Dave and I had a discussion today about flightlessness in ratites: a single evolution of flightlessness at the base of the clade, or multiple separate origins of it within the group?

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Dave and I had a discussion today about flightlessness in ratites: a single evolution of flightlessness at the base of the clade, or multiple separate origins of it within the group?

    More on what I saw at the zoo

  • Herbivory, filter-feeding, carrion-feeding and flightlessness have all been evolved by ducks.

    The Madagascar pochard returns

  • Herbivory, filter-feeding, carrion-feeding and flightlessness have all been evolved by ducks.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • It is almost as if the species is poised in the transition to full flightlessness, and indeed both morphological and genetic studies (Corbin et al. 1988) agree that T. patachonicus is the most basal member of its otherwise flightless genus.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Now if I had just looked at PW's review "Don't penguins' actual talents, like deep-sea swimming, compensate for flightlessness?"

    Archive 2006-04-01

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