NATURE: Big Birds Can't Fly DVD

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NATURE: Big Birds Can't Fly Of all the birds he's filmed over the years, David Attenborough finds these big birds the most comical. They are the Flintstones of the bird world - a group whose lineage can be traced back to when dinosaurs walked the earth. The ostrich, the emu, and the rhea - together with the kiwi and the ... More
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NATURE: Big Birds Can't Fly

Of all the birds he's filmed over the years, David Attenborough finds these big birds the most comical. They are the Flintstones of the bird world - a group whose lineage can be traced back to when dinosaurs walked the earth. The ostrich, the emu, and the rhea - together with the kiwi and the cassowary - are essentially the court jesters of the avian world, because they can't do the one thing that birds are famous for doing. They can't fly. But exactly how - and why - did these birds abandon flight? It's been one of the natural world's great mysteries. And now DNA is promising to give us the answer.

Among their number is the fastest bird on land, whose chicks hatch ready to run. One has dagger-sharp talons; another, killer thighs. One is a bird that is heard, but seldom seen, and only in the pitch black dead of night, does it call. So you could say these groups of birds are real oddballs. But they're a family with a remarkable success story…despite having never flown a day in their lives.

Producer: Mike Birkhead
Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman
Production Company: BBC; Thirteen
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Director: Mike Birkhead
Host: David Attenborough
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Bluebird
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great learning about birds!
Review by Bluebird on 07/17/20 review stating Great learning about birds!
This really teaches you about all birds. Many forget that we also have birds that dont fly. David Attenbourgh, my favorite, really shows the facts and great photos!
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Bluebird
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent learning about different birds!
Review by Bluebird on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent learning about different birds!
This is a very good DVD. David Attenbourgh is my favorite. Im a birder and here he teachers how Big Birds Cant Fly their lifestyle and different features. Its great!


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