Scientists found fossilised that belonged to the parrot that ever lived. It was as tall as a three-year-old and weighed around eight kilograms. The researchers found the fossils in New Zealand. They called the parrot Hercules, a from Greek . The scientists studied the bones and said Hercules was about a metre tall. This is twice the size of all other known parrots. The largest parrot scientists know of is the kakapo. This is a bird that also lives in New Zealand. The kakapo is on the critically endangered species .
New Zealand is for its birds. The kiwi is its symbol. Scientists say kiwis could become endangered if their does not change. Another famous New Zealand bird is the 3.6-metre-tall moa. These flightless birds were the biggest birds that lived. They became in the 15th century. Hercules lived about 19 million years . It probably ate nuts, fruit and , and even other parrots. A said: "Until now, no one has ever found an giant parrot, anywhere. There are many more species yet to be discovered."