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Re: New MANIAC book is out! -good/poor flyer

> Interestingly, though, there are no flightless galliforms in the
> wild,

 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.