The MADAGASCAR TURTLE DOVE also called the Malagassy Turtle Dove, is also present on other Indian Ocean islands including Mauritius and the Seychelles.
It is more closely related to the endangered Pink Pigeon (see
below) than to the Turtle Dove. Males and females have similar plumage.
The MAURITIUS PINK PIGEON is found only in Mauritius and was close to extinction in 1991, largely due to destruction of its forest habitat.
An intensive conservation programme is underway for its survival in the wild.