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Nicobar Pigeon Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Caloenas nicobarica
  • Class

    Birds
  • Order

    Columbiformes
  • Range

    Southern Asia and Malay Archipelago

  • Habitat

    Tropical rain forest

  • Niche

    The Nicobar pigeon flies from island to island in its native range to find seeds, fruit and insects to eat. The species often sleeps at night on nearby offshore islands to find safe refuge from predators.

  • Life History

    The Nicobar pigeon nests in trees, building its nest from sticks. The female lays one egg per breeding period, and both the male and female cooperate in rearing their young.

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