Flightless & Long-Legged Birds

Duration: 2 hours

Flightless birds are known as ratites. They are defined in the concise Oxford Dictionary as a class of bird having a keel-less breastbone and being unable to fly. The sternum of ratites is flat. (Ratis in Latin means raft, a boat with no keel). With this course, you will learn the basics of the identification and description process applied to a few flightless and long-legged birds.


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