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NICOBAR PIGEON (Caloenas nicobarica) by ©Laura Quick fun fact: Closest living relative of the Dodo A large, mainly ground-dwelling bird, the Nicobar pigeon is the only member of its genus. Due to a lack of natural predators and isolation on small islands, this species has been able to develop bright plumage, making it one of the more beautiful species among the pigeons and doves. In appearanc...

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Pigeons and doves are part of the Columbidae family of birds, which includes 310 species worldwide. There is no real difference between a pigeon and a dove – they are just common names used for many different species. 📷: Craig Chaddock

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