Mauritius’s largest surviving native bird, the pink pigeon (Columba mayeri), is among the rarest birds in the world. It has a distinctive pale-pink body and brown wings and tail, and feeds on the leaves, flowers and fruits of exotic and native plants. Although still endangered, there are now around 470 birds in the wild, which may be spotted in the Black River Gorges National Park, in the aviary at Casela Nature & Leisure Park or in the semi-wild on Île aux Aigrettes.

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Ten perfect birdwatching trips

Ten perfect birdwatching trips

Few travel moments illicit such a thrill as catching sight of a rare or beautiful bird emerging from its natural habitat. Here are a few of our favourite birdwa…

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