"One of the smallest birds, the tiny vervain hummingbird, lays the smallest eggs, whilst the ostrich is the biggest bird, and produces the biggest eggs. As its name suggest, the extinct elephant bird was huge. Its egg has the same volume as 160 chicken eggs." Top: elephant bird egg, Aepyornis maximus. Bottom left: egg of ostrich, Struthio camelus. Bottom right: egg of vervain hummingbird, Mellisuga minima. Exhibit of largest and smallest extant bird eggs, and largest ever bird's egg, at National Museum of Scotland.
Location: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Photographer: Jason Gilchrist