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Aepyornis by SameerPrehistorica Aepyornis by SameerPrehistorica
Aepyornis also known as the Elephant bird is one of the largest bird that ever lived. It could stand about 10 feet tall and weighed upto half tonne.The only other bird which rivaled its size is Dromornis. The egg of the Elephant bird have a circumference of over 1 meter (3.3 ft) and a length up to 34 centimetres (13 in). It's egg are about 160 times larger than the average chicken egg.

Fossils have been found in Madagascar.

(Aepyornis compared with Ostrich and Hen. Plus comparison of all their eggs.)


The great Sir David Attenborough said that ---- (It wasn’t the skill of human hunters that caused the big bird’s demise: “I doubt it was hunted to extinction – anyone who has seen an ostrich in a zoo knows that it has a kick which can open a man’s stomach and an enraged elephant bird, many times the size of an ostrich, must have been a truly formidable opponent.” Humans probably killed off the elephant bird by eating all their eggs—someone stumbling on a nest and stealing one of it’s calorie-rich eggs could keep their family happy for several meals.)

I agree with the idea of Sir David Attenborough.It is not surprising that one of their giant eggs would have fed an entire human family !!! Imagine the size of an omelette from that egg ?
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ForbiddenParadise64 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
Why's the feathers light? Has a new discovery been made?
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Birds have different colored feathers and nobody can accurately say that a certain extinct bird was exactly a particular color only.There are some different colors in the modern flightless birds.You can also find images of the Elephant bird in few different coloration.
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Dinodavid8rb Featured By Owner Edited Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, the people who designed the animals for Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals were idiots, especially with the elephant bird lacking downy feathers and having a crest crown of feathers. Still the greatest game ever, especially with those redesigning them.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see.I have not seen that game.Seems like you had fun with that.
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AleksaBG Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
Cool, love the new update ^^
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Big bird-Awesome Avian.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The image sucks.I need to update it.I thought i stored this deviation.Now i will do it..
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mattsandwik Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Can you do Argentavis?
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If i have enough time,i will try it.
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AleksaBG Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
     Was she  the same size as the moa :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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acepredator Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
twice as big
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yoshiman444 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
cool!can you do one of a terror bird?
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did thought about making the largest Terror bird.Now i am not having time for that.Already there are some pending list of Animals.I will try to make it someday.
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SSJGarfield Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Elephant birds were awesome. Such a shame they went extinct. I would have loved to see one of those in real life
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too
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nagini-chan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Could kick one's brains out I imagine. Strong feet. o_o *scared*
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed. The great Sir David Attenborough said that "Anyone who has seen an ostrich in a zoo knows that it has a kick which can open a man’s stomach and an enraged elephant bird, many times the size of an ostrich, must have been a truly formidable opponent.
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Juliefan21 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Could you do some more prehistoric and extinct animals such as Glyptodon, Andrewsarchus, the American Mastodon, Casteroides, Colossochelys, the Giant Moa, and the Steller's Sea Cow?
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ShortyTheDireWolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o.e Lol thats one big turkey!
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As usual the same thing has been said for this bird as well,that is it's extinction resulted from human activity..But Sir David Attenborough says --- it wasn’t the skill of human hunters that caused the big bird’s demise:
“I doubt it was hunted to extinction – anyone who has seen an ostrich in a zoo knows that it has a kick which can open a man’s stomach and an enraged elephant bird, many times the size of an ostrich, must have been a truly formidable opponent.” Humans probably killed off the elephant bird by eating all their eggs—someone stumbling on a nest and stealing one of it’s calorie-rich eggs could keep their family happy for several meals.)
It is mentioned as it is not surprising that one of their giant eggs would have fed an entire family !!! Well,see this picture of the size of it's egg and you will think about a 3 feet omelette. LOL
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! :O
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
emoticon fail XD
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's one overweight ostrich! XD
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you thinking about Thanksgiving Day ?
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: imagine how long a family could eat! XD
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