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File:Edward's Dodo.jpg


One of the most famous and often copied paintings of a Dodo specimen, as painted by Roelant Savery in 1626. The image came into the posession of the ornithologist George Edwards, who later gave it to the British Museum, hence the name. The bird swallowing a frog in the lower right may be the likewise extinct Red Rail. It has also been suggested that the two parrots are the extinct Lesser Antillean Macaw (left) and Martinique Macaw (right).
Date 1626


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