Saturday, August 21, 2010

'Terror bird' was prize fighter

'Terror bird' was prize fighter

Posted on Friday, 20 August, 2010 | 3 comments

These giant, flightless birds that roamed South America 50 million years ago would have been fearsome predators.

New research has unveiled the facts behind the terror birds' huge and powerful beaks that would have been capable of delivering a deadly blow to their victims.

They are popularly called "terror birds", and with good reason. The giant, flightless beasts that roamed South America for more than 50 million years following the demise of the dinosaurs were fearsome predators.

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