Here is a beautiful bird outline image of the Elephant Bird. Elephant bird is a gigantic bird measuring twice the height of a human, when measured from land to its head held high. Elephant Birds were birds, once lived in the island of Madagascar, which became extinct during the 17th century. Its scientific name is Aepyornithidae or Aepyornis maximus. It is considered to be the largest bird to have ever lived. It was bigger than Ostrich. Though the elephant bird resembles Ostrich, Kiwis are the closest living relatives to the Elephant Birds. Free download, print or share this elephant bird.