Flying Animals

Some articles on animals, animal, flying animals, flying animal:

Flying And Gliding Animals - Ecology of Aerial Locomotion
... Although only four groups of animals have evolved flight, all of the three extant groups are very successful, suggesting that flight is a very successful strategy ... Finally insects have more species than all other animal groups combined ... Flying animals may have evolved from gliding animals ...
Flying And Gliding Animals - Limits and Extremes - Flying/soaring
... The largest known flying animal was formerly thought to be Pteranodon, a pterosaur with a wingspan of up to 7.5 m ... Although it is widely thought that Quetzalcoatlus reached the size limit of a flying animal, it should be noted that the same was once said of Pteranodon ... The heaviest living flying animals are the kori bustard and the great bustard with males reaching 21 kg ...

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