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Caloenas nicobarica (Nicobar Pigeon)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) is a pigeon found on small islands and in coastal regions from the Nicobar Islands, India, east through the Malay Archipelago, to the Solomons and Palau. It is the only living member of the genus Caloenas and the closest living relative of the extinct dodo.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 25.9782
EDGE Score: 3.98818


Adult Weight [1]  1.144 lbs (519 g)
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  50 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [3]  1
Incubation [1]  17 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  20 years


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Komodo National Park II 514967 Indonesia  
Mu Ko Similan Marine National Park II 31245 Thailand    
Mu Ko Surin National Park Marine National Park II 39278 Thailand    
Tarutao National Park Marine National Park II 312077 Thailand  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)



External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Intrinsic aging-related mortality in birds, Robert E. Ricklefs, JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 31: 103–111. Copenhagen 2000
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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