Tag Archives: Mauritius

Mascarene Swiftlet (Aerodramus francicus): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Mascarene Swiftlet: http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/mascarene-swiftlet-aerodramus-francicus Mascarene Swiftlet (Aerodramus francicus) has recently been split into two subspecies (Kirwan et al. 2018). The nominate subspecies is found on Mauritius, where the species has, at the very least, undergone historical declines … Continue reading

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Echo Parakeet (Psittacula eques): revise global status?

BirdLife species factsheet for Echo Parakeet Echo Parakeet (Psittacula eques) is endemic to Mauritius, where it inhabits forests and scrubland (Jones 1987, Marshall 1997, Jones et al. 2013). Once widespread across the island, numbers started to decline in the 19th … Continue reading

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Archived 2018 topic: Pink Pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri): revise global status?

Endemic to Mauritius, the Pink Pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri) numbered only 12 wild individuals in 1986 (see Mauritian Wildlife Foundation webpage; http://www.mauritian-wildlife.org/application/index.php?tpid=30&tcid=33). Intensive conservation efforts have aided the recovery of the species, combatting threats such as habitat loss, predation by and … Continue reading

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