Dodos

Questions about the extinct species of flightless bird called the Dodo, native to the island of Mauritius.

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Dodos

Why did dodos become extinct?

The dodo was not discovered on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius until about the 1590s. It was a bird that had no fear of humans, having not encountered them before, so it was easy for sailors to catch and eat, even though most reports of the meat were that it was tough and sometimes unpalatable (usually due to cooking it for too long). It was a flightless bird, and quite heavy - around 20 kg, so it was not believed to be a fast-moving bird, although scientists differ in opinion on this. This meant it lacked the ability to escape terrestrial predators.

When humans settled permanently on Mauritius, they cleared native dodo habitat, destroying nesting grounds. They also introduced various new species, all of which were a threat to the dodo. Dogs and pigs killed the birds; cats and preyed on the young chicks; and Crab-eating Macaques were introduced from Asia - these ate the eggs of the dodo.

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Could the dodo bird fly?

No, the dodo could not fly. It was a flightless bird.

The dodo was flightless because there was no need for it to fly. There were no natural predators in their habitat, until humans came along with dogs and rats, then wiped them out.



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What does the dodo bird eat?

Absolutely nothing. Dodos are extinct.

When alive the dodo bird ate fruits, nuts and roots.

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How is the dodo bird useful to human beings?

When the dodo bird was first discovered it was considered to be a valuable food source for passing ships. It was easy to catch and tasty. Now that the dodo is extinct it is useful as a valuable lesson on how harmful mankind can be to the environment and the importance of not taking more than nature can sustain.

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What are the 5 names of India?

India Bharat Hindustan Tenjiku Arya vart sone ki chidiya bharat varsh

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What were dodos hunted by?

dodos lived in mauritius. mauritius did not have people living on it till 15 something. the people that settled there, the dutch, hunted them for their meat and bones.

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Did the dodo bird eat plants?

yes,they eat plants after eating the vegetables or fruit the seed that they will eliminate from will grow into a calvaria tree

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Where did the saying dead as a dodo come from?

The saying "dead as a dodo" came from the fact that the dodo became a symbol of extinction of a species. Within 70-90 years of the dodo being discovered, it had been hunted and preyed to extinction. The saying "dead as a dodo" had a finality about it - it was irreversibly, undeniably dead, and there was no hope.

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What are scientists theories on the dodo's extinction?

As it evolved in isolation it had no fear of predators and humans. Being a flightless bird it was easy prey for non-native species and humans. Also it is believed that their nesting grounds were destroyed as well.

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What did the dodo bird look like?

The dodo was said to have looked like a larger version of modern pigeons and doves. It stood about a metre (3.3 feet) tall, weighed about 20kg and was said to be white. they had a curved beak.

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Nobody knows for sure, because there are few registers from the XVII century about the fauna in the Mauritius Island, in the Indian Ocean.

The last Dodo bird was killed probably in 1662, either by ignorant sailors (it was said the taste of a Dodo barbecue as not a very pleasant one) or by dogs that the same sailors took to these isles.

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Where did dodo birds live?

They don't. They're extinct

At the island of Mauritius - before their extinction

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How do birds reproduce?

Mate selection aside, birds copulate by the male passing his sperm to the female while their cloacas are joined. Birds do not have external reproductive organs separate from the cloacal opening. Birds then lay eggs in a protected place, typically in a nest that is either on the ground or above the ground in a bush or tree. Copulation must typically occur separately for each egg that is laid. The eggs are incubated for up to several weeks depending on the species of bird, before the chicks hatch.

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What people foods might harm a pet bird?

Many foods are toxic or dangerous to birds. Some foods are obviously unhealthy for them while other things they cannot eat will surprise people.

The seeds of apples contain tiny traces of cyanide, so you should always de-seed apples before feeding to birds.

Avocado, onions, garlic, mushrooms, leafy parts of tomatoes, alcohol, caffeine, chocolate and salt are toxic to birds and will poison them.

Apricot seeds, bitter almonds, coriander, curry powders, eggplant leaves, English Ivy, fava beans, lily, lily-of-the-valley, marigold, milkweed, mistletoe berries, nightshade, nectarine seeds, peace lily, plum seeds, poison ivy, poppies, rhubarb leaves, shamrock, tobacco (including breathing in second-hand smoke), tulips and yew will also cause health issues in birds depending on their species. It is best to avoid feeding all of the above to birds.

Of course, any human food should never be fed to birds either. Human foods are high in salts and sugars, which birds do not need. Bear in mind that birds are smaller than humans, so it takes a lot less to either harm them or kill them. Always make sure your bird has a balanced and healthy diet.

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Is there a such thing as a dodo bird?

Yes there is! a Dodo is an ancient extinct bird that lived the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.

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What do dodo birds and kiwi birds have in common?

they both can't fly

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Do dodos exist?

yes the dodo species did lived a long time ago and were extinct in 1681.
they used to exist but we made them extinct by hunting them and eating them although then the meat made us extreamly ill

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Do birds lay eggs?

Yes. ALL female birds are egg layers.

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What ate the dodo and caused effect on the food chain?

When humans first arrived on Mauritius, they also brought with them other animals that had not existed on the island before, including dogs, pigs, cats, rats and crab eating macaques which plundered the dodo nests, while humans destroyed the forests where the birds made their homes.

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Is a dodo a predator or prey?

Neither. It is extinct.

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What do the baby dodo birds eat?

Being extinct, they don't eat anything.

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What were the dodo birds' enemies?

Humans.

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The amount of time it takes depends on the amount of cream being churned. You can make butter by hand even now by placing 1 cup of heavy cream in an empty quart jar with a tight fitting lid (mayo jars work well) and shaking it up and down rapidly, occasionally scraping down the sides. This takes a few people to pass it around as muscles tire but after about an hour you have sweet cream butter. It will be white. You can also use a mixer and keep running the beaters past the whipped cream stage and it will become butter.

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Do birds reliy on small or large sternums?

Large! To support large flight muscles!

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The dodo bird and passenger pigeon are?

Both birds are now extinct.

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