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_NMG3409_stack-Edit_egg comparison largest Aepyornis ostrich white background.jpg
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 Common ostrich (Struthio camelus) - largest extant bird. Photographed with multiple flash set up.