The moa were eleven species of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand ranging in size from about the height of a chicken, to the largest species which was twelve feet tall. Most, if not all, species of moa died out due to over-hunting by the Māori and habitat decline before European discovery and settlement. Could a surviving population of gigantic birds be hiding in New Zealand? Moa sightings have occurred fairly regularly in the remotest parts of New Zealand from a variety of sources.

The Moa, flightless birds of New Zealand, ranged from chicken-size to 12 ft. They died out due to over-hunting & habitat decline. Still, Moa sightings are sometimes reported in the remotest parts of New Zealand.

In 1980 the bones of a bird with a wingspan of twenty-five feet were found in Central Argentina. It has been named the "Magnificent Argentine Bird" AKA "Argentavis magnificens." It is estimated to be about eight million years old. This species is the largest flying bird discovered. So far... Kenneth E. Campbell, (one of the discoverers,) stands in front of a silhouette of the "Magnificent Argentine Bird." And yes, this is to scale...This is on display at the Natural History Museum in Los…


Argentavis magnificens wingspan the biggest bird that was able to fly through the skies went extinct years ago

Galata kulesi, Istanbul, Turkey - 1880s

Francis Bedford - Tower of Galata and part of Turkish burial ground [Istanbul, Turkey]

Eski İstanbul Camialtı Tersanesi‘nde iki dalgıç (1890‘lı yıllar. Beyoğlu)

Eski İstanbul Camialtı Tersanesi‘nde iki dalgıç (1890‘lı yıllar. Beyoğlu)

Twitter / NataliAVAZYAN: Sultanahmet - 1935

Natali AVAZYAN on

Twitter / NataliAVAZYAN: Sultanahmet - 1935

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