aepyornis maximus

Aepyornis maximus weighs an estimated 860 kilogrammes -- about the same as a fully grown giraffe.(Picture courtesy: Wiki Commons)

Scientists finally decide on world’s ‘largest bird’. And it is extinct

By Agence France-Presse | Paris
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 03:58 PM IST
For 60 million years the colossal, flightless elephant bird -- Aepyornis maximus -- stalked the savannah and rainforests of Madagascar until it was hunted to extinction around 1,000 years ago.
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