Travel birds
Mauritius 2013
002
Common whimbrel (numenius phaeopus) in the garden of Merville Beach hotel. Seen several times along the shores on the island.
018
Barred ground dove (geopelia striata), introduced and common on the island
020
Barred ground dove (geopelia striata), introduced and common on the island
024
Madagascar turtle dove (nesoenas picturata) introduced and and common
031
Mauritius grey white-eye (zosterops mauritianus) very common and the only endemic you can see without going outside your hotel.
027
Mauritius grey white-eye (zosterops mauritianus)
030
Mauritius grey white-eye (zosterops mauritianus)
036
Madagascar turtle dove (nesoenas picturata) introduced and and common
045
Village weaver (ploceus cucullatus) introduced and common
049
Village weaver (ploceus cucullatus) introduced and common
052
Madagaskar red fody (foudia madagascariensis) introduced, common and a stunning bird
058
Madagaskar red fody (foudia madagascariensis) introduced, common and a stunning bird
062
Village weaver nest
067
Scaly-breated munia (lonchura punctulata), introduced and only seen at Merville Beach hotel
072
Red-whiskered bulbul (pycnonotus jocosus) introduced and very common. A very correct name for that bird
077
Red-whiskered bulbul (pycnonotus jocosus) introduced and very common
079
Madagaskar red fody (foudia madagascariensis) introduced, common and a stunning bird
089
White-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) on Ile de Gabriel. I can really recommend to take the sailingtrip to this island as you get to see birds which are hard to see from mainland. I saw white-tailed and red-tailed tropicbird, wedge-tailed shearwater, lesser noddy, masked booby and sooty tern during this trip. We also saw a lot of flying fishes, really a great sight.
090
Red-whiskered bulbul (pycnonotus jocosus) on Ile de Gabriel
103
White-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) on Ile de Gabriel
104
White-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) on Ile de Gabriel
107
White-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) on Ile de Gabriel
114
White-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) on Ile de Gabriel
120
White-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) on Ile de Gabriel
117
White-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus) on Ile de Gabriel
139
Wedge-tailed shearwater (puffinus pacificus) around 15-20 where seen during this trip. I also saw them at Belle Mare Plage using a scope
137
Wedge-tailed shearwater (puffinus pacificus)
162
Green-backed heron (butorides striata), regular around the coast
183
Common myna (acidotheres tristis) introduced and common
188
Madagaskar red fody (foudia madagascariensis) introduced, common and a stunning bird
196
Madagaskar red fody (foudia madagascariensis) introduced, common and a stunning bird
205
Common waxbill (estrilda astrild) introduced but only a few seen.
206
Common waxbill (estrilda astrild) introduced
211
Mauritius fody (foudia rubra) endemic and rare. We had a pair at the beginning of the Maccabee trail not far from the visitor centre.
212
Mauritius fody (foudia rubra) endemic and rare
220
Mauritius fody (foudia rubra) endemic and rare
225
Maritius cuckoshrike (coracina typica) a female seen along the Maccabee trail, Black River Gorge. We had 7 of the endemics along this trail but four of them were only seen once, the cuckoshrike, Mauritius kestrel, Mauritius bulbul and Mauritius fody.
We also saw pink pigeon, a lot of grey white-eye and a few Mauritius parakeet.
232
Maritius cuckoshrike (coracina typica) a female seen along the Maccabee trail, Black River Gorge
234
Maritius cuckoshrike (coracina typica) a female seen along the Maccabee trail, Black River Gorge
247
Mauritius parakeet (psittaucla eques) female seen along the Maccabee trail.
249
Rose-ringed parakeet (psittaucla krameri) seen along the Maccabee trail. So be careful, there are two parakeets around this place.
256
Pink pigeon (nesoenas mayeri) seen along the Maccabee trail
265
Village weaver (ploceus cucullatus) introduced and common