Dodo information and facts:
Latin name: Raphus cucullatus
Average lifespan: 10 years
Size: 1 meter (3.3 feet) tall
Weight: about 20 kilograms (44 lb),
Group name: Flock
- The Dodo a flightless forest-dwelling bird of Mauritius, extinct since the late 17th cent. The Dodo was closely related to the two species of solitaire bird, extinct flightless giants found on the other islands in the Mascarene Islands. Although related to the pigeon, the Dodo was larger than the wild turkey.
What did the Dodo look like?
According to artists' renditions, the dodo had greyish plumage, a 23-centimeter (9-inch) bill with a hooked point, very small wings, stout yellow legs, and a tuft of curly feathers high on its rear end.
Where did the Dodo used to live?
The Dod used to live on the island of Mauritius.
What did the Dodo used to eat?
They had long, crooked, and hooked beaks, suitable for eating fruits and seeds.
Did you know about these Dodo facts?
- The dodo has been extinct since the mid-to-late 17th century.
- The Dodo nested entirely on the ground.
- They had long, crooked, and hooked beaks, suitable for eating fruits and seeds.
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