- Taeniopygia bichenovii
The dodo was a flightless bird endemic to Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean. It was a big bird that was about 3.3 feet tall and weighted 44 pounds. It has been extinct since the mid-to-late 17th century.
Its name is thought to come from the Dutch word dodoor (sluggard) or dodaars (knot-arse), referring to the knot of feathers on its hind end.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 31 July 2009|
|Scientific Name||Raphus cucullatus|
|Birdorable Family||Pigeons & Doves|