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Nicobar Pigeon 4529 by DPasschier Nicobar Pigeon 4529 by DPasschier
The Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) is a pigeon found on small islands and in coastal regions from the Andaman and 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, and extinct Rodrigues solitaire

It is a large pigeon, measuring 40 cm (16 in) in length. The head is grey, like the upper neck plumage, which turns into green and copper hackles. The tail is very short and pure white. The rest of its plumage is metallic green. The cere of the dark bill forms a small blackish knob; the strong legs and feet are dull red. The irides are dark.[2]

Females are slightly smaller than males; they have a smaller bill knob, shorter hackles and browner underparts. Immature birds have a black tail and lack almost all iridescence. There is hardly any variation across the birds' wide range. Even the Palau subspecies C. n. pelewensis has merely shorter neck hackles, but is otherwise almost identical.[2]

It is a very vocal species, giving a low-pitched repetitive call.

Source Reference: Wikipedia

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Kaleidechse Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Those feathers look amazing, and you captured them perfectly! :thumbsup:
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Songveil Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a beautiful shot of a beautiful bird.
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butterscotchbob Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely shot, I think the ratio is really well balanced :D :heart:
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TG-Praenis Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this at the Bronx Zoo yesterday! Very pretty!
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KensingtonStar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019
Beautiful picture, the feathers highlight the background foliage.
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Jingles-The-Moonbear Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2019  New Deviant
Oh my God pretty, I like how you captured the rainbow sheen of its feathers.:excited:
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Cyklopi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2019
interesting bird, interesting photo! 😊
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AlloftheRandom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He almost looks like a painting. Beautiful.
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2019
Great picture. How's things going?
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AlexSouichi Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019
What a beautiful bird!
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MeisterP Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
The detail and luminosity in this picture is great! I would like to say though, that a little desaturation of the background (as it is taking the colour focus from the pigeon) could even make it better.
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Jabnaki Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
They are close relatives of the dodo.
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PicFuzz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Great pic! I think that this bird is way too pretty to be called a pigeon...the plumage is amazing.
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jaro992001 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have instantly thought about dodo. Funny that.
At leat this species looks much better than what we know the dodo looked like.
Thanks for the Llama, btw.
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dragonheart213 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Professional General Artist
wow what a great species of pigeon :) tnx for the Llama 
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KalannaEsteldil Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  New Deviant
Wow! That picture is truly awesome. Not only is this pigeon specie gorgeous, but the way you photographed it just gave it its full splendour! 
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Rjet33 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!
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ejorkart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019  Professional General Artist
First of all, Thank you, second... WOW! Love animals, awsome pics!

jlg
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Seriridescence Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Wild bird. Fantastic photograph!
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ancoben Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019
stunning capture
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Furanitii Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2019  New Deviant Student General Artist
Wahh, those feathers look absolutely stunning!!
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DoveStation Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO BEAUTIFUL! :love:
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EngelchenYugi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019
Awww, so cute. Kao Emoji-85 (Good Bye) [V5] 

Seriously, why can I only awww whenever I see a bird? The capture of this is amazing! Kao Emoji-68 (Come) [V4] 
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MARIEKECREATION Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019
Amazing bird photos !!
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Riddleislocked195 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! 
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AlinaCityPlush Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful, such birds I have not done!)))
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GryffindorKaitlynBel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely shot!
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AIH-76-Studios Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Student General Artist
Sweet shot! Pretty. Love birds. They're like little feathery dinosaurs. Wonderful animals!
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Xonter51stibium Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019
Wow, I really like to know about these animals which have such an intrinsic relationship to extinct species. 
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vanndra Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful capture :)
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vanBlood Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019
Great catch :)
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Kidmolga Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019  Student General Artist
Reminds me of peafowl
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PaladinPainter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Le birdo :wow:
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warreni Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer

Great shot--and natural history information, as usual! :-)

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ClutchBangstrip Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019
Oooooo...Awesooommme....
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Shaz-Mew-Katz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019
Wow gorgeous!
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Cloaked-Starlight Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. Those colours.
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bubul1986 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019
wow
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AbbsNorz86 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beaut
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SamanthaTorres12348 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019
Stunning picture.
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8BitBottles Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Student General Artist
God, the effort to capture the rainbow feathers this bird has is very impressive! I remember attempting to take some photos of the Nicobar pigeon and absolutely failing to capture the beautiful shine their feathers have. Great work and keep it up!
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CTG22 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
ooh pretty bird 
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bunnylovinggrl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Professional General Artist
Looks like a peacock and a pigeon had a baby!
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Lethal-Woman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019
What a brilliant shot. Love these guys
Beautiful by PapaGolf54
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I've never seen such a gorgeous pigeon before. Thanks for sharing this amazing photograph, otherwise I hadn't known this type of pigeon even existed :D 

It's pretty cool to learn as well that it's the closest relative to the Dodo!
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another beautiful photo, looks great!
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019
amazing
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