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‘Squawkzilla’ Discovered

A parrot the size of a small child has been discovered by Australian researchers in New Zealand.  Heracles inexpectus sat on a shelf for nearly a decade before its discoverers realized it had been misidentified.  You can read more about it here.

Reconstruction of the giant parrot Heracles, dwarfing a bevy of 8cm high Kuiornis — small New Zealand wrens scuttling about on the forest floor. Credit: Dr Brian Choo, Flinders University

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