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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). Common ostrich (Struthio camelus) - largest extant bird. Domestic chicken (Gallus gallus). Photographed with multiple flash set up.
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Nick Garbutt Natural Selection
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Complete Archive, Miscellaneous Subjects, Madagascar: Birds
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). Common ostrich (Struthio camelus) - largest extant bird. Domestic chicken (Gallus gallus). Photographed with multiple flash set up.