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.
Did You Know?
Like all pigeons and doves, these birds do not sip when drinking, but instead they immerse their bill, sucking up water.