Nicobar Pigeon

Introducing the Nicobar Pigeon, the flashy fashionista of the bird world, strutting its stuff in the tropical forests and coastal hangouts of Southeast Asia! Despite their stunning appearance, these birds are a bit shy and elusive, adding to their mysterious allure.







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The Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) is a species of pigeon native to the Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean, as well as other nearby islands and coastal regions of Southeast Asia.

It is known for its striking appearance, featuring iridescent green and purple plumage, a vibrant orange beak, and striking white tail feathers.


The lifespan of Nicobar Pigeons in the wild is not precisely known, but they are estimated to live around 10 to 15 years.

In captivity, they may live longer, with some individuals reaching up to 20 years or more with proper care and conditions.

Weight & Diet

Nicobar Pigeons typically weigh between 450 to 700 grams, making them relatively large pigeons compared to other species.

As for their diet, Nicobar Pigeons are primarily frugivorous, meaning they primarily eat fruits. They also consume seeds, nuts, and grains, as well as small invertebrates like insects and snails.

Did You Know?

  • Nicobar Pigeons are skilled fliers, capable of covering long distances over open water with ease.
  • They play an important role in their ecosystem by dispersing seeds through their droppings.
  • Nicobar Pigeons have a shy and elusive nature, making them challenging to observe in the wild.
  • Their striking appearance makes them one of the most visually captivating pigeon species in the world.