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Hears about birds unable to fly (5)


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'birds unable to fly' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this definition defines the answer.

'hears about' is the wordplay.
'about' indicates anagramming the letters.
'hears' anagrammed gives 'RHEAS'.


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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for rheas that I've seen before include "Ostrich-like birds", "these birds won't fly", "Flightless birds" and "Birds".)

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