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Flightless Birds - Adelie Penguin, African Penguin, Cassowary, Casuariiformes, Chinstrap Penguin, Chubut Steamer Duck, Darwin's Rhea, Dro (Paperback) Loot Price: R478
Discovery Miles 4 780
Flightless Birds - Adelie Penguin, African Penguin, Cassowary, Casuariiformes, Chinstrap Penguin, Chubut Steamer Duck,...
Flightless Birds - Adelie Penguin, African Penguin, Cassowary, Casuariiformes, Chinstrap Penguin, Chubut Steamer Duck,...

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Flightless Birds - Adelie Penguin, African Penguin, Cassowary, Casuariiformes, Chinstrap Penguin, Chubut Steamer Duck, Darwin's Rhea, Dro (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 113. Chapters: Adelie Penguin, African Penguin, Cassowary, Casuariiformes, Chinstrap Penguin, Chubut Steamer Duck, Darwin's Rhea, Dromaius, Dwarf Cassowary, Eastern Rockhopper Penguin, Emperor Penguin, Emu, Erect-crested Penguin, Falkland Steamer Duck, Flightless bird, Flightless Cormorant, Fuegian Steamer Duck, Gentoo Penguin, Giant Coot, Greater Rhea, Great Spotted Kiwi, Guam Rail, Humboldt Penguin, Inaccessible Island Rail, Junin Grebe, Kakapo, King Penguin, List of Tinamidae, Little Penguin, Little Spotted Kiwi, Macaroni Penguin, Magellanic Penguin, Northern Cassowary, Northern Rockhopper Penguin, North Island Brown Kiwi, Okarito Kiwi, Ostrich, Ratite, Rhea (bird), Royal Penguin, Snares Penguin, Somali Ostrich, Southern Brown Kiwi, Southern Cassowary, Southern Rockhopper Penguin, Struthio, Takah, Tasmanian Nativehen, Titicaca Grebe, Weka, White-flippered Penguin, Yellow-eyed Penguin. Excerpt: The Kakapo (M ori: k k p, meaning night parrot), Strigops habroptilus (Gray, 1845), also called owl parrot, is a species of large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea endemic to New Zealand. It has finely blotched yellow-green plumage, a distinct facial disc of sensory, vibrissa-like feathers, a large grey beak, short legs, large feet, and wings and a tail of relatively short length. A certain combination of traits makes it unique among its kind-it is the world's only flightless parrot, the heaviest parrot, nocturnal, herbivorous, visibly sexually dimorphic in body size, has a low basal metabolic rate, no male parental care, and is the only parrot to have a polygynous lek breeding system. It is also possibly one of the world's longest-living birds. Its anatomy typifies the tendency of bird evolution on oceanic islands, with few predators and abundant food: a generally robust physique, ...

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Imprint: University-Press.Org
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 94
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-56961-1
Barcode: 9781230569611
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-230-56961-8

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