A large, extinct bird (Didus ineptus), formerly inhabiting the Island of Mauritius. It had short, half-fledged wings, like those of the ostrich, and a short neck and legs; -- called also dronte. It was related to the pigeons.
extinct heavy flightless bird of Mauritius related to pigeons
a flightless bird that has been extinct more than a century
an extinct flightless bird
The Mauritius Dodo (Raphus cucullatus), more commonly just dodo, was a metre-high (three-foot) flightless bird related to the pigeons that lived on the islands of Mauritius. The dodo, which has been extinct since the mid-late 17th century, lived on fruit and nested on the ground. It is commonly used as an example of extinction, due to its extinction occurring during recorded human history, and being directly attributable to human activity.