October 23, 2019

Hey, Tweety Bird – Sylvester might never have been your biggest problem. Turns out that bird bones first thought to be the remains of an ancient eagle actually belonged to a prehistoric bird scientists came to name, “Squawkzilla.” At about 3 feet tall, the bird would probably have stood nearly as tall as the average American 4-year-old.

At an estimated 15 pounds, the now-extinct bird is the largest parrot ever known to have lived on Earth. It may have even preyed on other birds, thus the nickname, “Squawkzilla.”

 

SOURCE: Washington Post, 8/13/19