The dodo is and extinct flightless bird that was endemic to the island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar in the indian ocean. The dodo's closest genetic relative was also the extinct of Rodrigues solitare, the two forming the subfamily Raphinae of the family of pigeons and doves.
The whooping crane the tallest north american bird is an endangered species for its wooping sound. in 2003 there were about 153 pairs of whooping cranes. along the sandhill crane, it is one of only 2 crane species found in north america.