Guide to Patagonia's Monsters & Mysterious beings

I have written a book on this intriguing subject which has just been published.
In this blog I will post excerpts and other interesting texts on this fascinating subject.

Austin Whittall

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Terror Birds - some images


Some images to illustrate our previous post on "Big birds".

Size comparison of some of the better known large, flightless, extinct predatory birds. Kelenken, Phorusrhacos, Titanis and Gastornis.. Author Shepherdfan. From [1]


Kelenken. The giant bird could snap up dog-sized mammals. From [2]

Drawing of Phorusrhacos, a giant prehistoric bird by Charles R. Knight published in Animals of the Past (1901). From [3]


[1] Wikimedia.
[2] Telegraph. Hang on to your dog: meet the vicious 10ft terror bird. 26.10.2006.
[3] Wikipedia.

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