EXTINCT BIRDS

Learn about birds that are no longer living, from the earliest species, Archaeopteryx, to more modern species like the Moa.
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Could scientists resurrect the dodo bird?

Although it may be long extinct, this quirky bird continues to amaze scientist. The latest discovery? An awesome “musket ball” weapon located on the tip of its wing structure. Could our world once again include this big, old flightless pigeon?

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  • Could scientists resurrect the dodo bird?

    Could scientists resurrect the dodo bird?

    Although it may be long extinct, this quirky bird continues to amaze scientist. The latest discovery? An awesome “musket ball” weapon located on the tip of its wing structure. Could our world once again include this big, old flightless pigeon? See more »

  • Aepyornis

    Aepyornis

    Aepyornis is a genus of gigantic flightless birds of the extinct elephant bird order. See more »

  • Archaeopteryx

    Archaeopteryx

    The archaeopteryx is the earliest known bird, now extinct. It lived about 150 million years ago. See more »

  • Dodo

    Dodo

    The dodo is a large flightless bird that once lived on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean but is now extinct. See more »

  • Moa

    Moa

    The moa,or dinornis, is an extinct flightless bird of New Zealand. There were about 20 species of moas. See more »

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