Story: Moa

Ratite birds

This diagram shows the size of the female giant moa (Dinornis) relative to other members of the ratite group of birds. Of those illustrated here, the two largest – the elephant bird from Madagascar and the moa – are extinct.

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Trevor H. Worthy, 'Moa - Scientific classification', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Trevor H. Worthy, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015