red bill with yellow tip; pinkish head and underparts (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

Pink Pigeon
Nesoenas mayeri

Native Range: Africa

Notes: an endemic and endangered species from the Mauritius Islands; it is now being bred in captivity after having dipped to less than 10 remaining individuals in the early 1900s; Mauritius has featured this iconic species on a series of stamps.

darker upperparts; reddish on upper tail; red legs, feet (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

ventral view (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

side view (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

hiding in the forest canopy (Zoo; 2012-10-09)