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10 Facts About the Dodo Bird

Studies of the strength of its leg bones indicate that it could run quite fast.

10 Facts About the Dodo Bird

Greenway, Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World, Dover Publications, Inc.

Why the Dodo Bird Went Extinct

This is the only recorded sighting in Europe and the West Indies.

Why the Dodo Bird Went Extinct

Hamon L'Estrange's description of a dodo that he saw in London in 1638 is the only account that specifically mentions a live specimen in Europe.

Their extinction was not noticed right away, however, it did happen very quickly.

Unfortunately, due to aggressive human population, dodo birds became extinct in late 17th century.

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The skull, trunk and limbs were , meaning that they changed considerably with age.

Cheke also pointed out that some descriptions after 1662 use the names "Dodo" and "Dodaers" when referring to the red rail, indicating that they had been transferred to it.

Pigs, dogs and rats are all animals said to have developed a taste for dodo eggs; this introduction of such animals into a foreign ecosystem, combined with humans hunting and eating them, saw the delicate balance the dodo had enjoyed for so long destroyed.

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Description: As far as is known, the Portuguese never mentioned the bird.

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An atypical 17th-century description of a dodo and bones found on Rodrigues, now known to have belonged to the Rodrigues solitaire, led to name a new species, Didus nazarenus, in 1852.
Together, these two skeletons represent the most completely known dodo remains, including bone elements previously unrecorded such as knee-caps and wing bones.

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    The dodo, bigger than a turkey, weighed about 23 kg (about 50 pounds). It had blue-gray plumage, a big head, a 23-cm (9-inch) blackish bill with reddish sheath forming the hooked tip, small useless wings, stout yellow legs, and a tuft of curly feathers high on its rear end. The Réunion solitaire may have been a white version of the dodo.
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    The pigeons prospered in this new environment, evolving over hundreds of thousands of years into the flightless, 3-foot-tall (.9 m), 50-pound (23 kg) dodo bird, which was probably first glimpsed by human beings when Dutch settlers landed on Mauritius in 1598.
    By: Ajuaju|||||||||
    Dodos are an extinct species of bird that was native to Mauritius, and island near Madagascar. Much like the flightless cormorant, these birds could not fly. These birds do not have any living relatives or descendants, but their closest relatives are pigeons and doves. Unlike pigeons and doves, they could stand over three feet tall!
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    The dodo (scientific name: Raphus Cucullatus) was a flightless bird that lived on the serene island of Mauritius. The origin of the name “dodo” is debatable. Some believe it came from the Dutch “ dodaars ”, which means stumpy tail, while others claim that it is derived from the Portuguese “ doido ”, which means “like a fool”.
    By: GaryJosephPotterJr|||||||||
    The sad story of the dodo bird is an important reminder of human impact. While we know little about these birds, we do know that humans directly caused their demise. Downfall of the Dodo – Scientists first discovered these birds in 1598, and believed them to be extinct by 1662. Human decimation of the dodo took less than a century after its.
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