Tekening van dodo

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Tekening van dodo

Tekening van dodo, Scheepjournaal ‘De Gelderland’ 1601-1603 from De Verdieping van Nederland. I don’t speak Dutch, but it seems this is one of the very rare drawings of a dodo made in Mauritius with a “live model”. The image is available to download as a “monster” tiff (122MB). (Thanks Paul)

Een dodo

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Een dodo

Een dodo (1602), “Afbeelding van een Dodo op het eiland Mauritius uit het reisverslag van het schip ‘Gelderland’“, from Over NiB2

Dodo’s in Noorderlog

Friday, January 12th, 2007

dodo engraving

Modern dodo image

dodo hunt

All from Dodo’s in Noorderlog, that has some dodo news in Dutch.

Drawing a Dodo bird

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Dodo bird video
How to draw a dodo? Jim, from The Daily Drawing shows how to draw a Dodo bird in a video (sped up). Great work!

Dodo at 2007 calendar

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

February Extinct Wildlife Calendar, Dodo Bird

The image above is part of the February month of the 2007 Ivory Bill Wildlife Calendars.

Dodo drawing

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Ambulocetus vs. Dodo

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Ambulocetus vs. Dodo

Ambulocetus vs. Dodo by ursulav. Don’t forget to read her comments about the drawing.

Scientists unearth keys to dodo’s past

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Dodo by Juliet Beentje

Scientists unearth keys to dodo’s past, from MSNBC. The same news of other day, because they are all via Reuters, but I liked the dodo image.

Update: I removed the link since “The page you are seeking has expired and is no longer available at msnbc.com.”

The Extinct Dodo

Monday, June 19th, 2006

The Extinct Dodo is a fine page with technical and historical information about the birds and old drawings of them.

Contradicting records left some confusion over their traits, habits and palatability. Some accounts said they were fast runners, some said slow and lazy. Skeletal examinations lead some to believe common illustrations of today are inaccurate. Some believe it stood taller than depicted

Dodos likely ranged in weight according to seasonal diets and reproduction periods. They grew to about 50 lbs. They had a greenish yellow bill, black fluffy down and feathers and black feet.

Certainly they were eaten as many wildfowl were then whether tasty or not. They could be caught by hand, but one had to be careful. Their enormous, hooked bill could inflict severe injury.

The The Extinct Dodo is part of the Extinct Birds site. Illustrations by: Alice B. Woodward, Wilhelm Kuhnert, an unknown artist and Roland Savery.

Dodo by Alice B. Woodward

Dodo by Wilhelm Kuhnert

Vintage dodo engraving

Dodo by Roland Savery
This illustration by Roland Savery was painted using a live Dodo which was brought to Europe in the early seventeenth century.