The dodo, once a native of Mauritius. It was hunted to extinction by European sailors.

Dodo

The dodo, once a native of Mauritius. It was hunted to extinction by European sailors.

The ring-dove, of the order <em>Columb&aelig;</em>, is one of Europe's largest wild pigeons.

Ring Dove

The ring-dove, of the order Columbæ, is one of Europe's largest wild pigeons.

Common to Europe and Asia, the rock dove makes its home among the high rocks of the coast.

Rock dove

Common to Europe and Asia, the rock dove makes its home among the high rocks of the coast.

The stock dove, which prefers a mountainous habitat.

Stock dove

The stock dove, which prefers a mountainous habitat.

A large variety of doves and pigeons, pictured in a forested scene.

Doves and pigeons

A large variety of doves and pigeons, pictured in a forested scene.

Also known as the Superb Menura, the lyre bird is noted for its distinctive tail feathers. The male of this species has a pair which curve upwards in an "S" shape, giving it a resemblence to the ancient musical instrument it draws its name from.

Lyre Bird

Also known as the Superb Menura, the lyre bird is noted for its distinctive tail feathers. The male…

A goura crowned pigeon, which prefers to spend most of its time on the ground.

Goura Crowned Pigeon

A goura crowned pigeon, which prefers to spend most of its time on the ground.

Once one of the most numerous bird species in the world, the common wild pigeon of the United States is now extinct.

Wild Pigeons

Once one of the most numerous bird species in the world, the common wild pigeon of the United States…