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Dodo Raphus cucullatus



Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species was found in Mauritius, but is now Extinct as a result of hunting by settlers and nest predation by introduced pigs. Birds thought to represent the last individuals were killed on the offshore islet Ile d'Ambre in 1662.

Population size: unknown

Population trend:

Country endemic: no

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Raphus cucullatus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/dodo-raphus-cucullatus on 22/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 22/02/2024.