• Big Bird

    One year ago - By Ornithology

    Elephant Bird
    Even though Big Bird was 8 feet two inches tall, he wasn't the biggest bird we know about.
    The biggest bird that ever lived was the Elephant Bird of Madagascar that stood nearly 10 feet tall and weighed about 1700 pounds. Its egg weighed 22 pounds. Extinct since the 17 th century, there were reports by the French Governor of
    Madagascar in the 1640s of a large bird that inhabited unpopulated regions.
    Marco Polo also mentioned the large birds he encountered in the 13 th century.
    Like most flightless birds on islands, the Elephant bird probably evolved from a flightless...
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