Kōrero: Moa

Upland moa in correct stance (2 o 2)

Upland moa in correct stance

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.

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Reference: MA_B.017875

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Trevor H. Worthy, 'Moa - Appearance and breeding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11380/upland-moa-in-correct-stance (accessed 7 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Trevor H. Worthy, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015