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Giant flightless birds called mihirungs were the biggest birds to ever stride across what is now Australia.Ancient ‘demon ducks’ may have been undone by their slow growth|Jake Buehler|August 31, 2022|Science News
Strikingly, when Polynesian farmers encountered New Zealand’s abundant flightless birds, they largely abandoned agriculture, creating the Maori moa-hunter culture.How the Extinction of Ice Age Mammals May Have Forced Us to Invent Civilization|Nicholas R. Longrich|December 29, 2021|Singularity Hub
A flightless, juvenal female was obtained by local boys at Pisté on July 21.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
The wekas or Maori hens are small, flightless birds, averaging when full grown about two and three-quarter pounds.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
The Ratitae differ from Archaeopteryx and the great majority of Carinatae in being flightless.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
In several instances I have treated of extinct flightless species under genera including existing species capable of flight.
This appears to have been a very large species, with not very great powers of flight, if not flightless.