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Egg size comparison (to scale). Elephant bird (Aepyornis maximus)(extinct) - possibly largest bird ever lived and largest egg ever laid (reconstructed from shell fragments found in dry river beds in southern Madagascar) and domestic chicken (Gallus gallus). Photographed with multiple flash set up.
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Nick Garbutt Natural Selection
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Egg size comparison (to scale). Elephant bird (Aepyornis maximus)(extinct) - possibly largest bird ever lived and largest egg ever laid (reconstructed from shell fragments found in dry river beds in southern Madagascar) and domestic chicken (Gallus gallus). Photographed with multiple flash set up.