5-speed listening (Giant Parrot - Level 0)

Child-sized parrot once lived in New Zealand






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Scientists found fossils from the biggest parrot that ever lived. It was a metre tall and weighed eight kilograms - twice the size of any other parrot. The fossils were in New Zealand. Researchers called the parrot Hercules. The largest parrot alive today is the kakapo, a flightless bird also from New Zealand. It is endangered.

New Zealand is famous for birds. The kiwi is its national symbol. Kiwis are endangered. The 3.6-metre-tall moa also came from New Zealand. It was the biggest bird that ever lived. It became extinct 600 years ago. Hercules lived 19 million years ago. It ate nuts, fruit and seeds. Scientists will discover many more species.

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