10 Aves nadadoras no Mundo

10 Flightless avian swimmers
Some examples of birds that have lost the ability to fly in favor of an aquatic lifestyle.

1. Penguins
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The penguin is an accomplished swimmer, having flippers instead of wings.
One of the most highly adapted birds for swimming, penguins swim via lift produced by their wings and demonstrate a highly streamlined body shape that reduces drag.

2. Flightless Cormorants (Phalacrocorax harrisi)
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Swimming just below the surface of shallow sea water.
The Flightless Cormorant cannot fly with its abnormally small wings, but it is a highly efficient swimmer using its hind limbs to produce thrust.

3. Magellanic Flightless Steamer Duck

4. Falkland Flightless Steamer Duck

5. White-headed Flightless Steamer Duck

6. Auckland Island Teal

7. Campbell Island Teal

8. Great Auk (extinct in the mid-19th century)

9. Mancalla (Mancallinae) (extinct)

10. Hesperornithes (Hesperornis regalis) (extinct)
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Source: wikipedia.org


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