moa

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moa

a large, extinct, flightless bird of New Zealand, up to 3 m in height, that became extinct in historical times. Eggs are still found preserved in boggy conditions.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005