This is a great thread. this island matters to YEC thinkers for many reasons.
The birds were mentioned by marco Polo although by reputation. probably it was just the egg shells found, as they still are, and already the birds were extinct. i think the indian people who migrated there wiped them out quick and possible less then 2000 years.
Terror birds are a type found in the fossils in south america. I never read these birds were under that title.
you mention t-rex.
I suspect the dinosaur rapter types were just giant flightless birds. not reptiles or dinos.
So very possible t-rex is just a big bird with teeth and claws. jUst a spectrum of big birds.
another point is that these isolated areas were the ones to grow the flightless birds big.
Moas etc.So this equation in biology was also happening before the flood…
i don’t think there wa in gods creation a dinosaur division. Just misidentification by looking merely at bones in the 1800-s.
Many birds got BIGGER on hundreds of pacific islands. though not giants.
I don’t agree with this 4000 year thing or this island colonized before the Indian people went there.
its once again this crazy dating ideas they have.
Anyways its very interesting to hear about the cool elephant birds.