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Nicobar Pigeon

Caloenas nicobarica

Columbiformes - Columbidae - Pigeons & Doves

Nicobar Pigeon - Nicobar Pigeon

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Nicobar Pigeon - Nicobar Pigeon

Wild diet: Feeds mainly on fallen fruits & seeds on the forest floor

Feeding strategy: Have a particularly muscular gizzard which enables it to grind up large hard seeds such as Palm Nuts.

Wild weight ranges: 460 - 600 gms


Wild data

Pigeons and Doves David Gibbs, Eustace Barnes and John Cox Pica Press ISBN 1-873403-60-7

Captive data information

Examples of diets in use

Please note these diets are examples of diets in use by individuals and institutions for your information. This information may not have been scientifically proven, but is compiled here to give individuals an informed view from other people's knowledge and experiences.

Diet from Rob Monk

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Diet established 1/8/2011
Have these birds bred successfully on this diet Yes

Any Nutritional related health issues experienced whilst using this diet

Please keep us up-to-date and contact us with your own updates or new diets used for the Nicobar Pigeon.


Family specific diet studies / intake studies

A Guide to Pigeons Doves and Quail Danny Brown Australian Birdkeeper ISBN 0-6462305-8-1

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