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NZ scientist discover a giant extinct parrot

August 7, 2019

New Zealand scientists have found evidence of an extinct giant parrot.

The bird is believed to have stood up to one metre tall and to have had a massive beak capable of cracking open most food sources.

The parrot has been named “Heracles inexpectatus”.

Researchers say the parrot was found in fossils dating back 19 million years.

The fossils were found near St Bathans in Central Otago, an area renowned for turning up evidence of ancient birds.

The fossil is around twice the size of a kākāpō, which until now was the largest known parrot. 

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I can’t believe that there a another extend bird here in NZ!

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Wow that’s cool what if it a dinosaur

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sad but that is cool

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That's really cool.
I can't believe there is another extinct bird in New Zealand!

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Thats awesome

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That's AWESOME

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that is cool

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that is so cool

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Wow so cool 😃😀😁

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Woah thats cool

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WOW! Hi

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wow that is large

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that is sad

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Woah new bird cool and a meter tall almost as tall as me

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wow that´s cool

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wow

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wow