Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarica

Of all the birds alive today, the Nicobar pigeon is the dodo’s closest relative.

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ORIGIN:
Southeast Asia

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HABITAT:
Forests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
1 lb
Height: 16 in

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DIET:
Fruits, seeds and insects

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PREDATORS:
Cats and rats

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp nails

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REPRODUCTION:
1-month incubation

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and human hunting

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
10-15 yrs in human care

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