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Birds -- Dodo

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1911
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC BIRD-Dod
Content: Printed on border: "dodo … A large, heavy, flightless bird (Didus ineptus), now extinct, related to the pigeons, but larger than a turkey, which was found in great numbers on the island of Mauritius, but was exterminated by the European settlers. It had dark ash-colored plumage with the breast and tail whitish; the [win]gs were yellowish white with black-tipped coverts. The bill was blackish and the legs yellow. The dodo inhabited forests and laid a single large white egg in a nest of grass. Its existence is recorded as late as the year 1681. A related bird, believed to belong to the same genus, inhabited the neighboring island of Réunion."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 6 x 7 cm. (2 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 1693104
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17188894
Barcode : 33333159364773
UUID: f18c06a0-c53a-012f-64f5-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Dodo." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1911. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d5f8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Dodo." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 1, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d5f8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1911). Dodo. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d5f8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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