An Indian picture of the Dodo

  title={An Indian picture of the Dodo},
  author={Agnieszka Iwanow},
  journal={Journal f{\"u}r Ornithologie},
  • A. Iwanow
  • Published 1 October 1958
  • History
  • Journal für Ornithologie
I t is very difficult to recall any other extinct bird more popular than the dodo. The doric is well known to many people, both professional zoologists and persons not especially interested in natural history. I t is unnecessary to repeat here the sad s tory of its extermination. As you know this strange bird was exterminated in its homeland about 300 years ago. Let me only recall that the dodo became known to civilized Europeans in 1598, and the last dodo was recorded in life in 1681. The… 
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