It was probably a poor flier, though not flightless, as Fulica chathamensis was.
There are flightless birds, but they all live in climates in which they can exist at all seasons.
It is large in the flightless Penguins, which use their wings for swimming.
The wekas or Maori hens are small, flightless birds, averaging when full grown about two and three-quarter pounds.
Several of these flightless swans were starved to death in 1902.
This appears to have been a very large species, with not very great powers of flight, if not flightless.
flightless rails have apparently developed in the absence of predation.
Of the older writers only Leguat appears to have described the Rodriguez flightless rail.
Here we find the flightless Apteryx and a flightless goose now extinct, also the extinct Moa.
A flightless, juvenal female was obtained by local boys at Pisté on July 21.