The breeding season of the Olive White-eye started early this year and so far we have had our first eggs and one chick on Ile aux Aigrettes.
Mauritian Wild Life Foundation also had three nest rescues in the National Park all from new pairs found this season. If we succeed in incubating the eggs and the chicks survive they will be released on Ile aux Aigrettes to increase the genetic diversity of this population. We currently have three eggs at our aviary from nest rescues and we hope to carry out another five to eight nest rescues during October and November; Mauritian Wild Life Foundation tells us.
The nests are being saved from predation by exotic species such as monkeys and rats.