New Zealand’s man-eating bird was real

Turns out the man-eating bird was real.

New Zealand’s man-eating bird was real

Science Recorder | Drew Adams | Monday, June 03, 2013

In New Zealand, an old Maori legend once spoke of a large, man-eating bird. Christened Te Hokioi after the sound of its bird-call, the creature was described to New Zealand governor Sir George Gray as black and white with a red crest and wingtips colored a yellow-green hue. Stories of the Te Hokioi were passed among the Maori by word of mouth with various depictions of the beast in rock drawings... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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