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.
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.
The Dodo is a fictional character appearing in Chapters 2 and 3 of the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). It is a reference to Dodgson himself who had a stutter and very frequently pronounced his name "Do-do-dodgson".
"Dodo" is a song written by David Bowie in 1973 and intended for his 1984 musical. Many of the songs written for this musical ended up on the album Diamond Dogs the year after, but "Dodo" remained unreleased until 1990 when it was one of the bonus track on the Rykodisc reissue of that album. This was also released on the 30th Anniversary Edition in 2004.
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