Pink Pigeon. (Nesoenas mayeri)
Thanks to an intensive conservation plan, the pink pigeon has undergone a miraculous recovery. At one point there was only 12 wild individuals. With the number sitting at over 300 today, the species has been moved from critically endangered to endangered on the IUCN Red list.
The pink pigeon is endemic to the island of Mauritius. It’s head, neck and underparts are all a pale pink whilst the face is a white colour . The back is brown, fading to a rust coloured tail.
These pigeons feed on buds, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds of both introduced and native plants.
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