Pink pigeon


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The pink pigeon (Columba mayeri) is a species of Columbidae (doves and pigeons) endemic to Mauritius, and is now very rare. It is the only Mascarene pigeon that 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 published a series of postage stamps depicting the endemic pink pigeon. source

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  1. Bonnie Lindsey says:

    Looking at the beautiful birds wondering where they live. To my surprise I went to another page and it said to get details froM a professor right across the river in Little Rock.

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