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Ratites

Relating to or being any of a group of flightless birds having a flat breastbone without the keellike prominence characteristic of most flying birds. n.

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Ratites (Emu, Ostrich, and Rhea)
Food Safety While Hiking, Camping. & Boating. Ratites (Emu, Ostrich, and Rhea).
Incubation and Hatching of Ratites 1
Incubation and Hatching of Ratites 1. H.R.
Raising Ratites: Ostriches, Emu, and Rheas
James C. Hermes, Extension poultry specialist, Oregon State University. Ratites are a group of birds that includes ostriches, emu, rheas, cassowaries, and kiwis.
Phylogeny and Biogeography of Ratite Birds Inferred from DNA
The origin of the flightless ratite birds of the southern continents has been debated for over a ratites that combines elements of dispersal and vicariance.
Ratites Are Not Small Mammals
Ratites are the family of flightless birds including the ostrich, emu, and rhea.

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Jumping genes capture deep relationships between parrots and songbirds
Waimate's moa on exhibition
South America (rhea), Africa (ostrich), Australia (emu and cassowary) and Madagascar (elephant bird – extinct) all have or had large flightless birds called ratites, of which the moa is one. The kiwi is also a ratite.
Giant bird co-existed with dinosaurs
If flightless, it is likely to have up to 3 m tall assuming its proportions were comparable to modern ratites, but if airborne, it was probably albatross-proportioned with a 4 m wingspan.

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Ratite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A ratite is any of a diverse group of large, flightless birds of Gondwanan origin, most of them now extinct.
Ratites (Emu, Ostrich, and Rhea) | USDA Food Safety and
May 10, 2011 Safe food handling considerations for ratites (large flightless birds).
Ratites
Welcome to the OMAFRA Ratites website. Here you will find a wealth of information relevant to Ontario's Ratite industry.
Ratite - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Introduction to the Palaeognathae

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