Birds of Mauritius

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Birds constitute, in number of species, the most important group of vertebrates. With more than 10,000 species listed to date, they are twice the number of species of mammals.

They are characterized by their feathers type remige allowing flight. However, some birds, specialized in running like ostriches or swimming like penguins have lost the ability to fly. Other characteristics of birds are the first toe turned backwards and a backward rotation of the forelimbs that allows them to fold them along the body. They are also (for modern birds) toothless.

Birds are everywhere, occupy all environments, under all latitudes. They can be found in the sea as well as on the continents, from the coasts to the mountain tops. They are the animals that venture farthest inside the Antarctic ice cap. They are most often carnivorous, predators of insects or vertebrates, or granivorous.

In the middle of the cane fields, the birds are part of my daily life, they chirp from morning to evening, go from one tree to another, land on the colored flowers, avoid each other or gather!

Everywhere we go, we immortalize these moments when they land near us! Go fly away and listen to them!

The dove or turtle dove Streptopelia chinensis

It is resident and native to southern Asia, from India and Sri Lanka, eastward to southern China and southwestern Asia.

The Cardinal

It is commonly called "Cardinal" in Mauritius. In fact, it is a Madagascar Cardinal (Foudi de Madagascar) The male is very recognizable between September and May when it becomes entirely red and the female looks like a sparrow. The rest of the year, it is streaked brown and beige with greenish reflections on the top, beige on the bottom. It is then confused with the female sparrow.

The Condé, Bulbul Orpheus or Mauritius Blackbird

This bird with black skirt is native to India. It is adorned with a black crest on the head with some small red feathers that highlight its black eye. The male and the female both wear the same plumage. The Conde is essentially a fruit eater and does a lot of damage to plantations and fruit crops. As a result, it is not very popular with farmers and is even considered a pest.

The Striated Heron

It is very present in the Garden of Pamplemousses. On this picture, the heron waits for the small fish to come near to eat the breadcrumbs and then seize them very quickly

birds Photos

Red-Whiskered Bulbul birdies

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Newly hatched red-whiskered Bulbul

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Close-up of eggs of red-whiskered Bulbul

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Eggs of red whiskered Bulbul in nest

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Rare endemic bird Mauritius Bulbul on a branch

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Wildlife photography of white duck flying freely over trunk

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Close up of a small Mauritius Sparrow

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Red cardinal bird in Rodrigues perched on a branch

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Rodrigues Fody grey bird in nature

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Rare Albino Red-Whiskered Bulbul (Condé Albinos)

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White flamingo preparing to jump in lake at Casela

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Red-whiskered Bulbul bird flying in the sky

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Grey crowned crane walking at Casela Nature Park

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Pigeons on water lilies at Pamplemousses botanical garden

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Bulbul bird with white background perched on a branch

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Bottom view of Village Weaver aka Serin du Cap

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Eurasian Whimbrel walking on sand at Rivière des Galets beach

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Silhouette of bat under threatening clouds at sunset

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Grey heron resting on lotus leaf at Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

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Close-up of white Peking duck swimming in water

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Flock of Serin du Cap & red Fody feeding

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Mauritius Martin Bird with yellow mask

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Bird nest with 2 white eggs in nature

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Macro photography of dragonfly in nature

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Heron on rock at Mont Choisy lagoon waiting for prey

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Pigeons flying at Khadafi Square in Plaine Verte

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Three little birds next to each other while it's raining

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Mauritius martin myna bird

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Cute red Fody on a phone line

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Flying Birds Silhouette early during Sunset

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Red Fody on electric lines

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Pink Pigeon flying in nature

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Closeup of Bulbul bird in garden

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Green turaco bird with black crown

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Green parakeet bird flying and feeding

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White duck family closeup

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Pigeons flying over a roof

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Red-whiskered Bulbul Conde Bird

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Grey goose at Grand-Bassin lake

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Brown Eurasian tree sparrow bird

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Close up of pink pigeon of Mauritius

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Serin du cap bird of Mauritius

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Blue parrot birds cuddling

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Mauritius famous cardinal bird perched

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Yellow weaver birds feeding

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Yellow Village Serin du cap bird

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Jetty at Mahebourg waterfront at Sunrise

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Blue and gold Macaw bird

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Pink flamingo fishing in water

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Serin jaune bird in the wild

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Black crowned Grey Heron bird

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Green parrots flying in Nature

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Birds watching wilderness at Andrea Lodges

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Reflection of a dove bird near water

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Mauritius Grey White-eye Pic-Pic bird

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Village Weaver Serin du cap bird

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Red Whiskered Bulbul feeding papaya

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Male house sparrow bird of Mauritius

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Yellow Canari building a nest

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Red Cardinal bird feeding in the field

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Pink Pigeon endemic bird of Mauritius

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Mascarene Martin bird of Rodrigues

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Grey Zebra-dove Mauritian bird tourterelle on branch

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Fishing seagulls sea birds in open water

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Mauritius famous Red Cardinal bird

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