South Island giant moa; AV15026


Canterbury Museum


South Island giant moa

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Complete skeleton of South Island giant moa, Dinornis robustus. The giant moa was one of the tallest birds ever known, at around three metres when their necks were extended and weighing up to 250 kg. They became extinct shortly after humans arrived in New Zealand.

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South Island giant moa, Canterbury Museum, AV15026, New Zealand

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South Island Giant Moa

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