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Originally posted by LetsTouch
A thunderbird in oklahoma? that you saw as soon as you started researching them a little fishy, usually thunderbirds seem to be associated with south america sooooo, a little fishy
Originally posted by Earthscum
Well, I searched, but I can't find it... it was a video of 2 massive birds landing on a branch over a lake. It has been scrutinized by professionals and determined not to be a hoax OR illusion. In the scene, one of the birds flies in and lands on a large trunk overhang. Maybe someone else will have better luck finding it.
Giant Bird, Argentina, 1980
The bones of a giant bird were found and put together in 1980, and the photo shows it.
Teratornis merriami (Merriam's Teratorn) was a huge North American teratorn, with a wingspan of around 3.5 to 3.8 meters (11 to 12 feet), a wing area of 17.5 square meters, standing an estimated 75 cm tall and weighing about 15 kg. It was somewhat larger than the extant Andean Condor and nearly two times as heavy as the Californian Condor.
T. merriami is the largest species of flying bird that was encountered alive by man.
After the species became extinct, its memory perhaps persisted to form a major foundation for the Thunderbird myths.