10 Interesting Facts about The Dodo Bird

Those are the following facts about The Dodo Bird which probably give you information about this bird. The Dodo Bird is an extinct flightless bird which it was endemic in the island of Mauritus. It spesific location is in the east of Madagascar on the Indian Ocean. It is the subfamily of the pigeons and doves. And here are the facts about The Dodo Bird that you need to know.

Facts about The Dodo Bird 1 : Origin

In Latin, it called Raphus cucullatus. It has closest generic relative of the extinct Rodrigues solitaire. Then both of them also called as the subfamily of the pigeons and doves. The spesific one is Nicobar pigeon.

Facts about The Dodo Bird 2 : Size of Dodo

Based on the subfossils were found, it show that Dodo has 1 metre (3.3 feet) tall and maybe have weight on 10.6-21.1 kg in the wild. The existenced of the Dodo only shown by drawing which written accounts from the 17th century.

Facts 2 Oxford Dodo Display

Facts 2 Oxford Dodo Display

Facts about The Dodo Bird 3 : Form

The Dodo never be seen by people on nowadays. It only identified by some evidenced by the past time, on drawing and also story. It makes the form of the Dodo still on debated and makes some confuses during on some people. The conclusion still unresolved till now.

Facts about The Dodo Bird 4 : Spesific Character

The scholar estimated the apperance of the Dodo. It has been depicted with brownish-grey plumage, it has yellow feet, tail feather which a tuft, a grey, naked head and  a black yellow and green beak. Then it still the estimated by scholar.

Facts 4 Dodo Head

Facts 4 Dodo Head

Facts about The Dodo Bird 5 : Food and Habitat

It used gizzard stones to help them into digest mechanism. The foods which eaten included fruits. Then, the habitat it lived, some people believe in the woods of the drier coastal areas of Mauritius.

Facts about The Dodo Bird 6 : Hunted Bird

The Dodo Bird was extinct. Then some believe that it was hunted by sailor on the 1598. Also the extinct supported by not only sailors which hunted, but also their predator such of the domestical animals and invasive species which introduced during that time.

Facts 6 Roelant Savery Landscape with Birds

Facts 6 Roelant Savery Landscape with Birds

Facts about The Dodo Bird 7 : The Anatomy

The Dodo anatomy shown that it similarly as  the pigeons in many features. The different one was on the strickland pointed of Dodo. Other pigeons have bare skin around their eyes, the skin almost reaching their beak, similar as Dodo.

Facts about The Dodo Bird 8 : Etimology

In Dutch, Dodo also called as Walghvogel which it first used in the Journal of Vice Admiral Wybrand van Warwijck. He believed had visited Mauritius which it the habitat of Dodo during the Second Dutch Expedition to Indonesia in 1598.

Facts 8 Dodo Mansur

Facts 8 Dodo Mansur

Facts about The Dodo Bird 9 : The Means of Etimolgy

It called Walghvogel. The means are Walgh which means tasteless, insipid or sickly. Then vogel means bird. Then it means the bird which has the tasteless sense into their life.

Facts about The Dodo Bird 10 : Portuguese

The portuguese said that Dodo was a penguin. The identified as not the same as the penguin in pole environment, but it reffered as the short wings. Then fact said that Dodo also has short wings.

Facts 10 Preening Dodo

Facts 10 Preening Dodo

Those are the following facts about The Dodo Bird. Then, hopefully that facts give you important informations which you want to keep.

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