September 30, 2020

feathered creatures of Mauritius

Rundown of feathered creatures of Mauritius

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This is a rundown of the feathered creature species recorded in Mauritius. The avifauna of Mauritius incorporate an aggregate of 155 animal varieties, of which 28 are endemic, and 22 have been presented by people.

This current rundown’s ordered treatment (assignment and succession of requests, families and species) and classification (normal and logical names) follow the shows of The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, 2019 version. a1ultrapure The family accounts toward the start of each heading mirror this scientific categorization, as do the species includes found in every family account. Presented and unplanned species are remembered for the all out means Mauritius.

The accompanying labels have been utilized to feature a few classifications.

(An) Accidental – an animal groups that seldom or unintentionally happens in Mauritius

(E) Endemic – an animal groups endemic to Mauritius

(I) Introduced – an animal groups acquainted with Mauritius as a result, immediate or backhanded, of human activities

(Ex) Extirpated – an animal groups that no longer happens in Mauritius in spite of the fact that populaces exist somewhere else

(X) Extinct – an animal groups that was found on Mauritius yet is not, at this point discovered alive universally


Ducks, geese, and waterfowlGuineafowlPheasants, grouse, and alliesFlamingosPigeons and dovesSwiftsRails, gallinules and cootsPlovers and lapwingsSandpipers and alliesButtonquailCrab-ploverPratincoles and coursersSkuas and jaegersGulls, terns, and skimmersTropicbirdsAlbatrossesSouthern storm-petrelsShearwaters and petrelsFrigatebirdsBoobies and gannetsHerons, egrets, and bitternsHawks, falcons, and kitesOwlsRollersFalcons and caracarasOld World parrotsCuckooshrikesMonarch flycatchersCrows, jays, and magpiesReed songbirds and alliesSwallowsBulbulsWhite-eyes, yuhinas, and alliesStarlingsWeavers and alliesWaxbills and alliesOld World sparrowsFinches, euphonias, and alliesSee alsoReferencesExternal joins

Ducks, geese, and waterfowl


Request: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae

Anatidae incorporates the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, for example, geese and swans. These winged creatures are adjusted to a sea-going presence with webbed feet, smoothed bills, and quills that are amazing at shedding water because of a sleek covering.

Mauritius shelduck, Alopochen mauritiana (X)

Garganey, Spatula querquedula

Meller’s duck, Anas melleri (I)

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos (A)

Mauritius duck, Anas theodori (X)


Helmeted guineafowl

Request: Galliformes Family: Numididae

Guineafowl are a gathering of African, seed-eating, ground-settling flying creatures that take after partridges, yet with featherless heads and radiant dim plumage.

Helmeted guineafowl, Numida meleagris (I)

Fowls, grouse, and partners

Basic quail

Request: Galliformes Family: Phasianidae

The Phasianidae are a group of earthbound winged animals. All in all, they are full (in spite of the fact that they change in size) and have expansive, generally short wings.

Blue-breasted quail, Synoicus chinensis (Ex)

Basic quail, coturnix (I)

Wilderness shrubbery quail, Perdicula asiatica (Ex)

Chinese francolin, Francolinus pintadeanus (I)

Dark francolin, Francolinus pondicerianus (I)

Ring-necked fowl, Phasianus colchicus (I)


Request: Phoenicopteriformes Family: Phoenicopteridae

Flamingos are gregarious swimming flying creatures, normally 1–1.5 m (3 ft 3 in–4 ft 11 in), found in both the Western and Eastern Hemispheres. Flamingos channel feed on shellfish and green growth. Their strangely molded mouths are exceptionally adjusted to isolate mud and residue from the food they expend and, interestingly, are utilized topsy turvy.

More prominent flamingo, Phoenicopterus roseus (A)

Lesser flamingo, Phoenicopterus minor (A)

Pigeons and birds

Pink pigeon pair on Mauritius

Request: Columbiformes Family: Columbidae

Pigeons and birds are bold bodied winged creatures with short necks and short slim bills with a plump cere.

Rock pigeon, Columba livia (I)

Mauritius wood-pigeon, Columba thiriouxi (X)

Pink pigeon, Nesoenas mayeri (E)

Mauritius turtle-dove, Nesoenas cicur (X)

Rodrigues turtle-dove, Nesoenas rodericanus (X)

Madagascar turtle dove, Nesoenas picturatus (I)

Spotted bird, Spilopelia chinensis (I)

Chuckling dove, Streptopelia senegalensis (A)

Zebra dove, Geopelia striata (I)

Dodo, Raphus cucullatus (X)

Rodrigues solitaire, Pezophaps solitaria (X)

Mauritius blue-pigeon, Alectroenas nitidissimus (X)

Rodrigues blue-pigeon, Alectroenas payandeei (X)


Mascarene swiftlet

Request: Caprimulgiformes Family: Apodidae

Swifts are little winged animals which spend most of their lives flying. These winged animals have extremely short legs and never settle deliberately on the ground, roosting rather just on vertical surfaces. Numerous swifts have since quite a while ago cleared back wings which look like a bow or boomerang.

White-throated needletail, Hirundapus caudacutus (A)

Mascarene swiftlet, Aerodramus francicus

Rails, gallinules and coots


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