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Re: New MANIAC book is out! -good/poor flyer
> Interestingly, though, there are no flightless galliforms in the
There used to be one: _Sylviornis_, a flightless galliform from New
Caledonia. I suspect it's an exception that proves your rule.
AFAIK, there used to be at least one more (on Vanuatu... or was it Fiji
even?). But the point still holds -- apparently, galliforms need to
become island giants to lose flight, as Feduccia's 1996 book says.