Hummingbird in flight

 

The wings make a whirring, humming sound when it flies.

As far as I know the hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.

New Dodo

 

One of the original Dodo drawings

The dodo is extinct and nothing is going to bring it back. But the original drawings are now thought to be slightly inaccurate, and it is even thought that the artist never saw a dodo, and instead drew the picture based on hearsay.

 

A modern illustration of the Dodo

Recently scientists and illustrators worked together to make a picture that they believe more accurately shows us what this strange bird really looked like.