The Evolution of New Zealand Birds – Science Express

Scientists David Penny and Gillian Gibb discuss their research into moa, sea birds and song birds. Their work challenges existing historical theories on the evolution of New Zealand birds.

Recorded in March 2010 as part of Te Papa’s Science Express programme.

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Image: Upland Moa, Megalapteryx didinus, collected Mar 1987, Honeycomb Hill, Enduro, Map Grid 1385N 720E, New Zealand. Field Collection 1982-1988. CC BY-NC-ND licence. Te Papa (S.023700)

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