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Nicobar Pigeon With Bright Feathers Closely Related To The Dodo Bird

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The Nicobar Pigeon is a rare, beautiful pigeon that is closely related to the endangered Dodo bird.  Although both species have the same characteristics, the Nicobar pigeon has beautiful feathers, coppers, blues, and greens. The small white tail and red legs add to the beauty of the bird.

This solitary bird lives long in solitude on small islands and possesses bright feathers due to the absence of natural predators.  This bright pigeon is lives in the Pacific Ocean and Southeast Asia, Indian Nicobar islands to the east of Thailand, and places like Papua New Guinea.

Although the population of Nicobar Pigeon Cannot be ascertained, the release of predators such as cats and rats into the islands where they live is a threat to the lives of these pigeons due to excessive deforestation.

Steps are being taken to conserve the Nicobar pigeon because it is a very endangered bird species.

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