Which bird lays the largest egg?

The elephant bird of Madagascar would have topped the list had it not become extinct. Its egg measured 33 centimeters long with a diameter of 24 centimeters.

Presently, the record goes to ostrich, which lays a number of eggs. The large-sized would be 20 centimeters long, 15 centimeters in diameters and weigh about 1.75 kilogram equivalents to hen’s two dozen eggs. See the picture below for comparison between eggs of different birds.

Additional reading:
Ostrich (Wikipedia)
Elephant bird (Wikipedia)

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