Endemic Animals of Réunion








Mascarene paradise flycatcher
Mascarene paradise flycatcher
The Mascarene paradise flycatcher is a species of bird in the monarch-flycatcher family Monarchidae. It is endemic to the Mascarene islands of Mauritius and Réunion. There are two subspecies recognized: the nominate subspecies from Réunion, also known as the Réunion paradise flycatcher; and T. b. desolata from Mauritius. The Mascarene paradise flycatcher was originally described in the genus Muscicapa and the subspecies T. b. desolata was or ...
iginally described as a separate species.
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Mascarene paradise flycatcher
Mascarene swiftlet
Mascarene swiftlet
The Mascarene swiftlet is a species of swift in the family Apodidae. It is found in Mauritius and Réunion, and the populations on the two islands have recently been confirmed to differ subspecifically. The nominate race francicus is found on Mauritius and the recently described race saffordi occurs on Réunion. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, subtropical or t ...
ropical high-altitude grassland, caves, arable land, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Mascarene swiftlet
Réunion olive white-eye
Réunion olive white-eye
The Réunion olive white-eye is a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. It is found on Réunion. Its natural habitats are boreal forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.
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Réunion olive white-eye
Réunion bulbul
Réunion bulbul
The Réunion bulbul is a species of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is endemic to Réunion.
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Réunion bulbul
Réunion harrier
Réunion harrier
The Réunion harrier or Réunion marsh harrier is a bird of prey belonging to the marsh harrier group of harriers. It is now found only on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion, although fossil material from Mauritius has been referred to this species. It is known locally as the papangue or pied jaune. The Malagasy harrier of Madagascar and the Comoro Islands was previously treated as a subspecies of this bird but is increasingly regarded as a se ...
parate species. The Réunion harrier appears to be declining in numbers and it is classed as an endangered species.
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Réunion harrier
Réunion grey white-eye
Réunion grey white-eye
The Réunion grey white-eye is a small passerine from the family Zosteropidae, which is native to the islands of Réunion.
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Réunion grey white-eye
Réunion cuckooshrike
Réunion cuckooshrike
The Réunion cuckooshrike is a passerine bird in the cuckooshrike family. It is endemic to the island of Réunion, where it is restricted to two areas of mountain forest in the north of the island. Males are dark grey above and pale grey beneath, while females have dark brown upper parts and a streaked breast. The population has been declining and the range contracting, being currently about 16 square kilometres, and the International Union for C ...
onservation of Nature has rated the species as "critically endangered", with the possibility that the bird could be wiped out by a tropical storm. Conservation efforts are being made by attempting to control the cats and rats which prey on the chicks, and this seems to have resulted in the population stabilising.
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Réunion cuckooshrike
Mascarene petrel
Mascarene petrel
The Mascarene petrel is a medium-sized, dark petrel.
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Mascarene petrel
Réunion stonechat
Réunion stonechat
The Réunion stonechat is a species of stonechat, endemic to the island of Réunion. This small passerine bird is common in clearings and open mountain bushlands there.
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Réunion stonechat