Heracles the Giant Parrot Stood 3-Feet-Tall

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A reconstruction of the newly-discovered giant parrot Heracles, dwarfing a
group of small New Zealand wrens on the forest floor. (Credit: Illustration by Dr Brian Choo, Flinders University)

If you tried to feed a cracker to this
polly you might lose a hand in the process. Paleontologists say they’ve
discovered the ancient fossil remains of the world’s only known giant parrot.

The bird stood roughly 3 feet high. And scientists
speculate it could’ve weighed as much as 15 pounds and packe

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