Pachyornis australis is part of WikiProject Birds, an attempt at creating a standardized, informative and easy-to-use ornithological resource. If you would like to participate, visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. Please do not substitute this template.
This article is a part of WikiProject Extinction, an attempt at creating a standardized, informative, comprehensive and easy-to-use resource on extinct animals, extinct plants and extinction in general. If you would like to participate, you can choose to edit this article, or visit the project page for more information.
Did this bird exist, or has modern research dis-proven its existence. Davies seems to think that this species is not one of the 10. I understand that the history of fossil birds, especially of this Family is hard but... Well people, let me know what you think speednat (talk) 09:12, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
I came across this article as a link from the Pachyornis article. I'm adding links to images from the book Extinct birds of New Zealand which - as it was published only recently - I assume reflects the latest research into the extinct birds featured. I've also found a reference to the holotype specimen - a skull - which is also in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. I've added the link in to the article but if anyone else out there knows more...? islandbaygardener (talk) 06:06, 22 February 2009 (UTC)