The world's largest parrot was one meter hight
New Zealand: Archaeological finds dating back one million nine million years ago have been found to be the largest parrot found on the planet so far.
Its fossilized bones have been found in New Zealand. Experts have named it the biological name 'Heracles in Expectates', whose extraordinarily large and long leg bones were found during excavation in the south of New Zealand. Based on this, it can be said that the height of the parrot was about one meter and its weight was about seven kilograms.
This is an interesting example of a strange bird born on an island, says Trevor Worthy, a professor at Flinders University in Australia. But like the ostrich and other heavy birds, it missed flight, and it is thought that other big birds would have evolved over New Zealand as well. For example, on the island of Mauritius there was a large bird named Dodo.
In New Zealand 9 species of moa were ever found. These birds were similar to today's ostrich and emu, and probably grew up during their period, but they ate fruits and nuts instead of leaves.
Given the structure of the bird, it is said that it belongs to a large bird found in New Zealand today known as 'kakapu'. Heracles in the Expectates could swim in the air when descending a mountain or tree and that was his flight. The bone structure of his legs suggests that he spent most of his time on the ground.
New Zealand is a place where strange birds undergo evolutionary and colorful birds flourish, evolutionary experts say. The reason for this is probably because their predators were not present, but the large crocodiles on the ground must have been prepared to nest a one-meter-high parrot.
The remains of 20 ancient birds have been found in the New Zealand plains that were found there millions of years ago.