Sinonimi: Raphus cucullatus
Extinct bird Raphus cucullatus formerly found on the island of Mauritius, but exterminated before the end of the 17th century. Although related to the pigeons, it was larger than a turkey, with a bulky body and very short wings and tail. Flightless and trusting, it was easy prey to humans.
Extinct heavy flightless bird of Mauritius related to pigeons; SYN. Raphus cucullatus.
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