It is now believed that moa did not carry their head high, but at about the same height as their back. They were long rather than tall, with a foreback that sloped downwards and a relatively short neck. Moa often needed to travel in heavily bushed areas, where an upright neck and head would have been an impediment.
Using this item
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.