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Cousin Island Special Reserve, Seychelles


While on the island, visitors have the opportunity to see a number of forest-dwelling birds, many of which are endemic and very rare. 5 of Seychelles Endemic bird species are found on the Island. They include the Seychelles magpie robin Copsychus seychellarum, Seychelles sunbird Nectarinia dussumieri, Seychelles fody Foudia seychellarum, Seychelles blue pigeon Alectroenas pulcherrima and the Seychelles warbler Acrocephalus sechellensis.

seychelles magpie robin

Seychelles magpie-robin / Pi santez /Copsychus sechellarum

This charismatic bird is found on Cousin and four other islands. The island has a population of around 50. It feeds predominantly on small soil invertebrates mostly cockroaches as well as fruit, fish dropped by tree-nesting terns , vertebrates, including skinks and geckos, eggs and human food scraps.