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On this day in the last Great Auk, a relative of puffins and razorbills, was killed on an island off the coast of Iceland. The Great Auk was a flightless bird, measuring between 30 and 33 inches high with wings of only 6 inches in length.
Extinct: Great Auk: These auks were flightless penguins from the Atlantic. They were one of the largest auks standing about inches high. They had white and glossy black feathers, and were once seen in huge numbers in the northern frigid areas.
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North Island Giant Moa - now known by the binomial Dinornis novaezealandiae. This was the largest of the Giant Moas, and lived at the same time as the first New Zealanders. A large man would have been.
The laughing owl (Sceloglaux albifacies), also known as whēkau or the white-faced owl, was an endemic owl of New Zealand. the last recorded specimen was found dead at Bluecliffs Station in Canterbury, New Zealand on July