There’s a partial skeleton in the American Museum of Natural History. i used to go see it every now and then. I’m curious which bones were missing in that case, and how this discovery fills in gaps.
This statement seems odd:
Europeans were undoubtedly responsible for the dodo’s extinction. To drawn such a sure distinction (apparently) between the Dutch directly killing them off and their animals killing them off seems pedantic. The Dutch certainly did eat dodo, although they called them “Nauseating birds”, apparently because of the taste. And mariners who landed on the island would certainly prefer even not-great-tasting fresh meat, I think, to preserved salted meat. See Willy ley’s essay on the dodo in “The Dodo, tthe Lungfish, and the Unicorn”, or in “Willy Ley’s Exotic Zoology”.