The Great Toothed Diver,
Hesperornis, J. M. Gleason
Hesperornis regalis, the Great Toothed Diver, was a huge
wingless, carnivorous diving bird with teeth.
Phororhacos, Charles Knight
Extinct 9 ft Tall, 280 lb flightless, carnivorous "Terror
Birds" lived terrorized rodents and small mammals in Patagonia during the
Argentavis Argentavis magnificens
The largest flying bird ever lived in Argentina during the
Miocene. It had a 23' wingspan and is related to the Andean Condor.
12 Foot Elephant Birds
Enormous ostrich-like birds of Madagascar standing as tall
as twelve feet and weighing more than 800 pounds have been extinct since the
largest of the giant flightless
called Moas of the
savannahs and forest fringes of New Zealand and surrounding islands
stood as tall as 13 feet. Hunting by the Maori may have driven them to
extinction shortly before Europeans arrived.