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Pigeon, Pink
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Nesoenas mayeri
Africa, Global, Indian Ocean Islands, Mauritius Read more
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C. Jones in litt. (2005) estimated the population to number 360-395 individuals in total, roughly equating to 240-260 mature individuals. ...
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The Pink Pigeon, Columba (formerly Nesoenas) mayeri, is a species of Columbidae (doves and pigeons) endemic to Mauritius, and is now very rare. It is the only Mascarene pigeon which has not gone extinct.[ 2] It was on the brink of extinction in 1991 when only 10 individuals remained, but its numbers have increased due to the efforts of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust since 1977.[ 3] The book Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons by Gerald Durrell refers to the conservation efforts. The IUCN downlisted the species from critically endangered to endangered on the IUCN Red List in 2006.[ 1] Mauritius has a series of stamps depicting the endemic Pink Pigeon. ...
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