Evidence of the world's largest parrot has been uncovered in Central Otago - and it's double the size of kakapo, the previous title holder.
Heracles inexpectatus was found in fossils dating back up to 19 million years near St Bathans by palaeontologists from Australasia.
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/396 ... f-a-kakapo
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- Neil Fitzgerald
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The “unexpected glory of Hera?” - Great name!
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Wonderful name. With a parrot that size, when he says 'Polly wants a cracker' you hand over the whole packet pronto and retreat slowly.