World's largest parrot found in Central Otago

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World's largest parrot found in Central Otago

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:07 am

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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Re: World's largest parrot found in Central Otago

Postby FraserGurney » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:09 pm

The “unexpected glory of Hera?” - Great name!
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Re: World's largest parrot found in Central Otago

Postby lloydesler » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:26 pm

Wonderful name. With a parrot that size, when he says 'Polly wants a cracker' you hand over the whole packet pronto and retreat slowly.

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