New Zealand Owlet-nightjar, Aegotheles novaezelandiae is an extinct species of owlet-nightjar that was once found in New Zealand, but believe to have been extinct by the early 13th century.
This was the largest species of owlet-nightjar by far, at 35 cm (14 in) and weighing only 150–200 g (5.3–7.1 oz). Although this species is only known from partial skeletons, it most likely had an upright stance, facial-disk and forward-facing eyes.
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