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Dodos and Solitaires: Raphidae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Dodos, Solitaires, And People, Dodo (raphus Cucullatus): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, CONSERVATION STATUS

DODO (Raphus cucullatus): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Dodos and solitaires are Extinct, no longer existing, but were once found on the Mascarene Islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues, and perhaps Réunion in the Indian Ocean.


Dodos and solitaires inhabited woodland areas.


The dodo and the two species of solitaires are Extinct, due to human hunting and to the introduction of non-native species such as cats, rats, and pigs.

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