Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Pink Pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri) - HBW 4, p. 132

French: Pigeon rose German: Rosentaube Spanish: Paloma de Mauricio
Other common names: Chestnut-tailed/Mauritius Pigeon

Taxonomy: Columba Mayeri Prévost, 1843, Mauritius.
Sometimes placed in the genus Columba; however, behavioural studies suggest affinities with Streptopelia, and true taxonomic relationships uncertain. Monotypic.

Distribution: Mauritius.