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Friday, June 15, 2012
Giant birds show up pretty frequently in fantasy art. The phorusrhacos and diatryma represent the group in game products, and are joined by fictional giant fightless birds. Check out this size comparison chart, though. There's a whole untapped range of them:
Check out the size of the beak on Kelenken there. It's the largest beak on any known bird. An adventurer killing beak.
Now, all of those guys are sort of the usual suspect flightless carnivores. There's also the extinct Kairuku penguin which stood over 4 feet tall.