In a world where the dodo bird remains a historical legend, its closest living relative, the Nicobar pigeon, offers a window into the past.
Unlike their famous but extinct counterparts, Nicobar pigeons are a vibrant reality. Their dazzling iridescent plumage stands as a testament to evolution’s marvel.
Both the Nicobar pigeon and the dodo bird have chosen island life and, sadly, a shared vulnerability to extinction.
Nature’s palette adorns the Nicobar pigeon, its form a canvas of various hues. With a length surpassing its kin, it boasts metallic blue-green and copper-bronze tones on its upper body.
Distinctive white tail coverts and a tail offset its radiant, mane-like neck feathers. Diverging in size, females exhibit subdued brown underparts and shorter neck feathers.
As we embrace the vibrant existence of the Nicobar pigeon, we’re reminded of the fragile thread that connects us to vanished species. Let us learn from the past and strive to safeguard these living remnants of history.