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Pink Pigeon / Pigeon Des Mares

Pink Pigeon (Columba mayeri)
Family: COLUMBIDAE


Known from less than 20 individuals in the wild in 1975, today the Pink Pigeon has a population of more than 400 individuals. Thanks to an intensive species recovery programme of captive breeding and release in the wild. It is the largest surviving native bird, and has been reintroduced into the upland areas of native forest of the Black River Gorges National Park and Ile aux Aigrettes. This bird feeds on different types of shoots, fruits, flowers and seeds.