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.
Once predicted to go the way of Mauritius' most famous bird, the Dodo, its population has since been on the rise.
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Mauritius Kestrel (Falco punctatus) Adult guarding a nest
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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.