Thursday, February 27, 2014

Nice Flightless Birds photos

Check out these flightless birds images:

flightless birds

Image by Linden Tea

The Famous Dodos
flightless birds

Image by www78
1-meter tall flightless birds from the island of Mauritius closely related to pigeons, first discovered in 1598 and extinct by 1662, so quickly that by the 18th century few were certain of its existence. It is believed to have disappeared due to both a loss of habitat and predation by introduced species such as rats and macaques. After coming to the public eye by Lewis Carroll, it remains a cause célèbre for humanity-induced species extinction.
Natural History Museum, South Kensington, Westminster, United Kingdom

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