Nicobar pigeon

Caloenas nicobarica

The colorful Nicobar pigeon has such a strong, hooked bill that it can crack open nuts that would require a hammer for a human. They also feed on fruit and various invertebrates found among the leaf litter on the wooded islands they inhabit. Hunting and habitat loss are threatening the species’ survival.



Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 15 yrs
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Lower risk/near threatened)