Fossil of ‘world’s largest parrot’ discovered in New Zealand

The largest parrot fossil in the world has been found in Otago, New Zealand, which is more than 19 million years old, says fossil scientists.

According to a new study, the parrot is about 3 feet tall and weighs about 15.5 pounds and has a large beak.

They also claim that the Otago region was an area where bird fossils were found during the Miocene.

New Zealand is well known for its giant birds. Not only moa dominated avifaunas, but giant geese and adzebills shared the forest floor, while a giant eagle ruled the skies,” Trevor Worthy, co-author of the study and a professor at Australia’s Flinders University, said in a statement.

world's largest parrot
Image by Brian Choo/Flinders University.
world's largest parrot
Image by Paul Scofield/Canterbury Museum.

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