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Pink Pigeon Nesoenas mayeri



References

Bunbury, N. 2006. Parasitic disease in the endangered Mauritian pink pigeon Columba mayeri. PhD Thesis. University of East Anglia, UK.

Bunbury, N.; Jones, C. G.; Greenwood, A. G.; Bell, D. J. 2008. Epidemiology and conservation implications of Trichomonas gallinae infection in the endangered Mauritian Pink Pigeon. Biological Conservation 141(1): 153-161.

Carter, S. 1998. Mammalian predation on endangered Mauritian birds: predator identification, impacts and refuges in exotic vegetation. Unpublished thesis, Royal Holloway College, University of London..

Collar, N. J.; Butchart, S. H. M. 2013. Conservation breeding and avian diversity: chances and challenges. International Zoo Yearbook 48(1): 7-28.

Jones, C. G. 1987. The larger land-birds of Mauritius. In: Diamond, A.W. (ed.), Studies of Mascarene Island birds, pp. 208-300. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Jones, C. G.; Bunbury, N.; Zuel, N.; Tatayah, V.; Swinnerton, K. J. 2013. Pink Pigeon Nesoenas mayeri. In: Safford, R. J.; Hawkins, A. F. A. (ed.), The Birds of Africa. Vol. VIII: The Malagasy Region, pp. 484-489. Christopher Helm, London.

Jones, C. G.; Owadally, A.W. 1988. The life histories and conservation of the Mauritius Kestrel Falco punctatus, Pink Pigeon Columba mayeri and Echo Parakeet Psittacula eques. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences of Mauritius 5: 79-130.

Jones, C. G.; Swinnerton, K. J. 1997. A summary of the conservation status and research for the Mauritius Kestrel Falco punctatus, Pink Pigeon Columba mayeri and Echo Parakeet Psittacula eques. Dodo: Journal of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust 33: 72-75.

Jones, C. G.; Swinnerton, K. J.; Taylor, C. J.; Mungroo, Y. 1992. The release of captive-bred Pink Pigeons Columba mayeri in native forest on Mauritius. A progress report July 1987 - June 1992. Dodo: Journal of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust 28: 92-125.

Raffa, E. 2011. Translocating Pink Pigeons. Mauritian Wildlife Foundation Newsletter: 5.

Reese Lind, C. 1994. Management of the EEP Pink Pigeon Columba (Nesoenas) mayeri population. Dodo: Journal of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust 30: 106-113.

Safford, R. J. 1997. A survey of the occurrence of native vegetation remnants on Mauritius in 1993. Biological Conservation 80: 181-188.

Safford, R. J.; Jones, C. G. 1998. Strategies for land-bird conservation on Mauritius. Conservation Biology 12: 169-176.

Swinnerton, K. 2001. Ecology and conservation of the Pink Pigeon Columba mayeri on Mauritius. Dodo: Journal of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust 37: 99.

Swinnerton, K.; Groombridge, J.J.; Jones, C. G.; Burn, R.W.; Mungroo, Y. 2004. Inbreeding depression and founder diversity among captive and free-living populations of the endangered pink pigeon Columba mayeri. Animal Conservation 7(4): 353-364.

Swinnerton, K.J.; Greenwood, A. G.; Chapman, R.E.; Jones, C. G. 2005. The incidence of the parasitic disease trichomoniasis and its treatment in reintroduced and wild Pink Pigeons Columba mayeri. Ibis 147: 772-782.

Tatayah, V. 2013. A seventh safety net to increase the Pink Pigeon population: releases at Pétrin, Mauritius. BirdLife Afr. Newsl. 13(6): 12.

Wolfenden, A.; Jones, C. G.; Tatayah, V.; Züel, N.; de Kort, S. R. 2015. Endangered pink pigeons treat calls of the ubiquitous Madagascan turtle dove as conspecific. Anim. Behav. 99: 83-88.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Nesoenas mayeri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2017.