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Coloured Engraving of a dodo Featured June Print

Coloured Engraving of a dodo

Engraving of a dodo, an extinct, flightless bird, related to the pigeon. The size of a swan, it was heavily-built and clumsy. Two species were known with certainty: the common dodo Raphus cucullatus from Mauritius, which became extinct between 1665 and 1670, and the Rodriguez solitaire Pezophaps solitaria from the neighbouring island of Rodriguez, which died out around 1761. The dodo's numbers quickly dwindled following the arrival of humans to these isolated habitats. All but defenceless, they were ill-equipped to cope with the new hunters & the competition from other introduced species. Copper engraving from Historia Naturalis Brasiliae, W. Piso & G. Marcgrave, 1658

© DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Savannah with spinifex and termite mounds. (Triodia sp.) Featured June Print

Savannah with spinifex and termite mounds. (Triodia sp.)

Savannah with spinifex and termite mounds. (Triodia sp.) and termite mounds. The spiky leaves of spinifex contain silica that makes them rigid. They are indigestible to all animals except termites, that thrive on the spinifex litter. Central Australia

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