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Jan 23, 2015

Closest living relative to the extinct Dodo

Photo by Ivan Lesica
Nicobar Pigeon
(Caloenas nicobarica)
This beautiful bird is the Nicobar Pigeon.   It was photographed at New York's Central Park zoo by Ivan Lesica and appeared in National Geographic's 'Photo of the Day' on January 9th of this year.   The photo was entitled "Flashy Feathers"... rather trite, but nevertheless accurate.   Nicobar Pigeons are native to southeast Asia, stretching from the Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal, east through the Malay Archipelago, to the Solomon Islands in the western Pacific Ocean.
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