Mauritius Kestrel (Falco punctatus) is a bird of prey from the family Falconidae endemic to the forests of Mauritius, where it is restricted to the southwestern plateau's forests, cliffs, and ravines. It is the most distinct of the Indian Ocean kestrels.
The Mauritius Kestrel was once regarded as the world’s rarest bird; by 1974 only four individuals were known to exist in the wild. This raptor was probably once common across Mauritius from sea level to the highest upland forest.
Mauritius Kestral : This bird belongs to the Falcon Family and is found in Mauritius Islands in Indian Ocean. This bird was leading towards extinction, but fortunately there are now 800 mature birds of this specific kind due to human efforts.