Aepyornis

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Aepyornis

a very large, flightless, recently extinct bird from Madagascar. It was larger than an ostrich and the egg content was in excess of 9 litres.
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This group contains some of the world's largest birds - such as the extinct giant moa of New Zealand and elephant birds of Madagascar.
Despite the differences in appearance and location, the elephant bird and the kiwi have a genetic connection.
A giant egg from an extinct elephant bird is going up for auction at Christie's in London.
More heavy-handed was Madagascar, 2002, a rendering of an elephant bird (Aepyornis maximus) bound with rope being led down a sand dune toward a "tall" ship anchored in a shallow harbor.
Standing more than twice the height of an ostrich, it was known to the natives of Madagascar as the elephant bird.
A huge fossilized egg, belonging to an extinct elephant bird, fetched $101,813 at auction in London.
Now Attenborough is returning to the island to see how it has changed during the past 50 years, and also to investigate the elephant bird, an extraordinary creature that was like a massive ostrich, weighing about half a ton.
Wednesday Attenborough and the Giant Egg BBC Two Wales, 8pm The grand old man of the nature show goes on a personal journey of discovery in search of the last remaining traces of the extinct elephant bird.
In searching for more clues about the elephant bird, Sir David investigates whether the story of its extinction can throw light on what is happening on the island today.
Now Attenborough is returning to the island to see how it's changed during the past 50 years, and also to investigate the elephant bird, an extraordinary creature that was something like a massive ostrich, weighing around half a ton.
Here, David returns to Madagascar to see how the island has changed in the past 50 years and to search for more clues about the amazing elephant bird, which was something like a giant ostrich, weighing half a ton.