Cordys

An extinct adult male stout legged moa skeleton display

Estimate: $20,000


Lot Description

An extinct adult male stout legged moa skeleton display, the moa (Euryapteryx Curtus) skeleton principally from the one bird found c.1970s in a drained swamp on a private farm on the Tokorau Peninsula by the vendor and his father. Mounted on a Perspex rod with jeweller's wire and on a matai base, with gizzard stones and partly digested snail. H.620mm. Note: The stout-legged moa, was a mid-sized bird at home in forest fringes and scrublands. Males weighed about half as much as females.