Nicobar pigeon is the species of pigeons. They are large sized different from other pigeons. They can belong to the Southeast Asia. Nicobar pigeon are considered as near threatened because their numbers are declining due to human hunting as food pet target and degradation of their environment. These pigeons are ground dwelling. Nicobar pigeon can relative of dodo birds.
Nicobar pigeon average life span is 10 to 15 years.
Nicobar pigeon are large sized pigeon and different from pigeon species. Their head is grey like plumage colored that can turn into green and copper hackles. Their bill is also small sized blackish like knob. Their legs and feet are strong and dull red colored. Their feather and breast is also in dark grey colored. Their tail is also pure white colored with small size. Female Nicobar pigeon are smaller than male Nicobar pigeon. Their body sized is approximately 40 to 41 cm. their male body weight is also 1.0 to 1.2 lb and female body weight is also 1.1 to 1.3 lb.
Nicobar pigeon are mostly silent birds but emits harsh croaks and barks. They are very happy and lively bird. Pigeon is also known as peace bird. They can fly islands to island. So when you can keep as pet then provide large space for flying and living. They are highly nomadic pigeon. They are active at dawn and dusk. They can also make a cooing noise.
Nicobar pigeon are like to eat fruits, buds, seeds and grains. They can also grind up the hard food. These pigeon can also searching the food on ground through leaves and digging. When you can keep as pet then take care of their diet and provide their required foods.
Nicobar pigeon are also building their nest with the help of both of them. Both of them gathered nesting material. Female lay 1 to 2 egg and both parents incubated the. Ehen you can keep as pet then take care of their nesting. You should provide nesting material in their cage.
Nicobar pigeon are live in wooden island. So when you keep as pet then provide a large size cage which can arrange with aviary and wooden branches for living. In their cage you should provide food and water pots, aviary swing nesting box and many other required items.