The elephant bird, the largest bird known to man, was actually nocturnal

It also had a keen sense of smell.

The biggest birds in history were probably nocturnal — and blind

They did, however, have an excellent sense of smell.

Scientists describe world’s largest bird on record — it used to weigh more than many dinosaurs

A newly describe elephant bird species takes the crown for world’s largest bird ever.

Humans arrived on Madagascar 6,000 years earlier than previously thought — so then what killed the elephant bird?

The story of the elephant bird’s extinction just got a lot more interesting.