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Gem of the Nicobar islands I have found the Nicobar pigeon to be one of the most beautiful and intriguing of all birds. Caloenas nicobarica,Geotagged,India,Nicobar Pigeon,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Gem of the Nicobar islands

I have found the Nicobar pigeon to be one of the most beautiful and intriguing of all birds.

    comments (4)

  1. Beautiful plumage! Posted 6 months ago
  2. Fantastic! Posted 6 months ago
  3. Beautiful! Posted 6 months ago
  4. I agree - it always looked to me like it had a bouffant hairdo and got caught in the rain! Posted 6 months ago

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The Nicobar Pigeon, ''Caloenas nicobarica'', is a pigeon found on small islands and in coastal regions from the Nicobar Islands, east through the Malay Archipelago, to the Solomons and Palau. It is the only living member of the genus ''Caloenas''.

It is a large pigeon, measuring 40 cm in length. The head is grey, like the upper neck plumage, which turns into green and copper hackles towards the breast. The breast and remiges are dark grey. The tail is very short and pure white. The.. more

Similar species: Pigeons And Doves
Species identified by saketh upadhya
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By saketh upadhya

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Uploaded Oct 6, 2018. Captured Jun 18, 2018 11:02 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744103, India.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/100s
  • ISO1600
  • 250mm