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New insights into an old bird

The dodo is among the most famous extinct creatures, and a poster child for human-caused extinction events. Despite its notoriety, and the fact that the species was alive during recorded human history, little is actually ...

dateNov 06, 2014 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Angry bird's unique wing weapon revealed

( —The solitaire bird was a giant flightless pigeon that, like its closest relative the dodo, became extinct soon after European explorers settled in its habitat. It had a strange knob-like ball on its wing and ...

dateMay 28, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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The great Dodo weight debate

( -- The Dodo (Raphus cucullatus), a pigeon type bird that went extinct over 300 years ago is raising debate these last few months on just how slender or plump it really was. When the Dodo bird was first discovered ...

dateApr 18, 2011 in Plants & Animals report
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