[ExI] Death follows European contact (Mirco Romanato)

Andrew Mckee andymck35 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 07:38:19 UTC 2014

On Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:06:41 +1200, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com>  

> I was thinking of the 9 species of New Zealand Moa, a bird that dwarfed  
> the
> largest living bird the ostrich; it stood 12 feet tall and weighed well
> over 500 pounds.  I was also thinking of the Haast Eagle, the largest  
> eagle
> that ever lived; it had a 10 foot wingspread and weighed between 33 and  
> 36
> pounds. It went extinct in 1400, about a century after the Maori people
> first settled in New Zealand when their principle food supply, young  
> Moas,
> were hunted to extinction.

Oh yeah, the poor Moa, forgot about them, sorry, you say megafauna and I  
think really big dinosaurs, not flightless birds somewhat bigger than an  
Emu or Ostrich, my bad.

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