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    A giant parrot that roamed New Zealand about 19 million years ago had a height of 1m (3ft 3in) - more than half the average height of a human, a new study has found.

    The remains of the parrot were found near St Bathans in New Zealand's southern Otago region.

    Given its size, the parrot is believed to have been flightless and carnivorous, unlike most birds today.

    A study of the bird was published on Tuesday in the journal Biology Letters.

    Weighing just over one stone (7kg), the bird would have been two times heavier than the kākāpo, previously the largest known parrot.

    "There are no other giant parrots in the world," Professor Trevor Worthy, a palaeontologist at Flinders University in Australia and lead author of the study, told the BBC. "Finding one is very significant."


    Giant Parrots should be brought back, definately.

  • #2
    Mmmmmm. Roast parrot.
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    • #3
      I didn't know there were fjords in New Zealand ?
      "Ceterum censeo Ben esse expellendum."


      • #4
        Looks like New Zealand was the home of lotsa giants:

        The remains of a giant penguin the size of a human have been discovered in New Zealand.

        The fossilised bones are of an animal thought to have been about 1.6m (5ft 3in) tall, weighing up to 80kg (176lb).

        It lived in the Paleocene Epoch, between 66 and 56 million years ago.

        The animal, dubbed "monster penguin" by Canterbury Museum, adds to the list of now-extinct gigantic New Zealand fauna. Parrots, eagles, burrowing bats and the moa, a 3.6m-tall bird, also feature.

        Maybe today's penguins are basically their Hobbit variant


        • #5
          He isn't dead ... he is just resting
          Tamsin (Lost Girl): "I am the Harbinger of Death. I arrive on winds of blessed air. Air that you no longer deserve."
          Tamsin (Lost Girl): "He has fallen in battle and I must take him to the Einherjar in Valhalla"


          • #6
            I tried a lot in this area, but still haven't found what I want, thank you very much cool math run 3


            • #7
              Originally posted by pchang View Post
              Mmmmmm. Roast parrot.
              It was turkey sized and apparently didnít know enough to run away from the first aboriginals.
              Try for discussion and debate.