Raphus cucullatus


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Noun1.Raphus cucullatus - extinct heavy flightless bird of Mauritius related to pigeons
columbiform bird - a cosmopolitan order of land birds having small heads and short legs with four unwebbed toes
genus Raphus, Raphus - type genus of the Raphidae: dodos
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Overhunting and habitat loss drove dodos (Raphus cucullatus) extinct about a century after humans invaded the birds' island home, Mauritius, in 1507.