Tag Archive: Mauritius Blue-pigeon

Jul 01 2011

Mauritius Blue-pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima)

The story When the first Dutch mariners landed on Mauritius, they were hungry after weeks at sea on meager rations. Naturally, they caught Dodos and ate them. Soon, however, they tired of the rather tough meat on these easily caught creatures and turned their attentions to smaller, tastier birds. Among those that they mentioned particularly …

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