Dinornithiformes

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The moas are a recently extinct group of large flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. They appear in the fossil record in the Miocene and went extinct in the last few hundred years, largely due to human activity. Their closest living relatives are probably the tinamous, rather than kiwis as has been previously thought.

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