The dodo was a turkey-sized bird that was last found in Mauritius in the 1680s. It was clumsy and was unable to fly. It had a large hookended bill. a tuft of a tail, whitish breast and yellowish-white on the wings; the rest of its body was dark. There were, in fact, two forms of dodo but the Mauritius dodo was the better known and both are now extinct. Live specimens were sent to London but none survived for long. The island birds were killed by the settlers for food and the hogs that came with the settlers ate their eggs and young ones.