"Dodo birds were once the inhabitants of Mauritius, a small, oyster-shaped island which lies approximately 500 miles east of Madagascar. The dodo was a large, plump bird covered in soft, grey feathers, with a plume of white at its tail. It had small wings that were far too weak to ever lift the dodo off the ground. The interference of the foreign animals coupled with the continued overuse of the birds for food led to its total extinction by 1681."
Source: Animal Diversity Web: Raphus cucullatus