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With a three meter wingspan and talons to rival those of a tiger, hōkioi dives on the giant moa, knocking it to the ground and crushing its skull with a powerful grip.
A family group of Polynesian people settle in an area rich in moa and other large ground living birds. However this is also the home of a pair of giant eagles — the hōkioi.
Peering down from the clouds, the hōkioi observes strange creatures taking precious food stocks they need to maintain their large bodies and to feed their growing chick. But are these soft-bodied, featherless creatures also food for a hōkioi?