Kōrero: Ngā heke i te Wai Nui

Fossil remains of the giant megapode Megavitiornis altirostris (3 o 3)

Roke kanae o te manu megapode Megavitiornis altirostris

Ko te megapode, he manu kāore e rere. Kāore e kore i patua rawatia e ngā tāngata tōmua ki ngā moutere i reira rātou. I kitea te waewae manu nei i te moutere o Viti Levu i Whītī. Kotahi anake te momo megapode e ora ana i ēnei rā i Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, ko te Megapodius pritchardii. Paku iho tēnei manu i a Megavitiornis altirostris. Ko tōna nohonga kei te moutere puia o Niuafo’ou i Tonga.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Palaeofaunal Surveys
Photograph by Jim Palmer and T. H. Worthy

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Geoff Irwin, 'Ngā heke i te Wai Nui - Te kuhu ki a Poronihia Tawhiti: te iwi Lapita', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4235/roke-kanae-o-te-manu-megapode-megavitiornis-altirostris (accessed 14 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Geoff Irwin, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017