Bush moa

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Bush moa
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Anomalopteryx skeleton
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Anomalopteryx
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Anomalopteryx didiformis
(Owen, 1844)[1]

The bush moa or lesser moa is Anomalopteryx didiformis. It is an extinct bird from New Zealand. It measured about 1 meter and 30 kg. Together with the giant moa it ranged over most of North Island and parts of north–western and southern South Island.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Brands, Sheila 2008. Systema Naturae 2000 / classification, Genus Anomalopteryx. Project: The Taxonomicon.
  2. Davies S.J.J.F. 2003. Moas. In Hutchins, Michael. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. 8 Birds I Tinamous and Ratites to Hoatzins. 2 ed, Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group. pp. 95–98. ISBN 0-7876-5784-0
  3. Little bush moa