It was announced that the parrot fossil found in the excavations in New Zealand’s Central Otago region is twice as large as the largest and heaviest parrot in the world.
Radio New Zealand reports that the country’s South Island in Central Otago region. The excavations at Bathans reveal evidence of “the world’s largest parrot.”
To reflect its legendary size and strength, the giant parrot called “Hercules” is estimated to be about one meter tall and weighing 7 kilos.
Hercules’s determined size shows that it is the “heaviest and largest parrot” in New Zealand and is twice as big as Kakapo, the world’s largest parrot, known for its inability to fly.
“Hercules, one of the most amazing birds we’ve ever found.”
“We have been digging these fossil beds for 20 years. Every year, we uncover new birds and other animals. Although Hercules is one of the most spectacular birds we’ve found,” said Professor Trevor Worthy, Flinders University There are, of course, many more species waiting to be discovered. ” used the phrase.
It is home to many bird species. Worthy stating that they found about 7 thousand bird bones in their excavations on the Bathans plateau, said that the two leg bones belonging to the giant parrot Hercules were the most interesting they have ever achieved.