John Kerr posted in emu • evolutionary biology • kiwi • moa • ornithology • trans-tasman rivalry on December 20th, 2013.
Is New Zealand’s national bird about to go the way of Phar Lapp, Crowded House and pavlova? The Aussies are almost claiming the Kiwi, but not quite. New research suggests that the Kiwi is not a dwarf version of the Moa, as some theories suggest, but in fact shares a common ancestor with the emu […]
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