Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarica

Nicobar Pigeon
Nicobar Pigeon petrol plumage
The flashy Nicobar Pigeon has a grey head with flowing plumes and iridescent green and blue back and wing plumage with orange petrol highlights plus a white tail.
Nicobar Pigeon
Nicobar Pigeon
Nicobar Pigeon
Flocks fly between the Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands and some Indonesian islands eating fruit and seeds, mainly on the ground. The population suffered from the 2004 Asian Tsunami.
Nicobar Pigeon
Nicobar Pigeon male
Nicobar Pigeon
A large pigeon, males are larger and flashier than females. Males also have larger lumps on their beaks.
Nicobar Pigeon
Nicobar Pigeon
Nicobar Pigeon
Although they don't look at all alike, it is said that Nicobars (and Crowned Pigeons) are the closest living relatives of Dodos.