adult; no sexual dimorphism (Zoo; 2008-11-30)

Nicobar Pigeon
Caloenas nicobarica

Native Range: Oriental Region, Australia

Notes: a rare but unmistakable pigeon mostly confined to small uninhabited islands (e.g., in the Philippines) where it forages by walking on the ground but also spending much time high in the forest canopy.

dorsal view; greenish-gray sheen on the body; white tail (Zoo; 2008-11-30)

ventral view; gray underparts, head, and neck (Zoo; 2008-11-30)

ruff-like extensions of feathers on the neck (Zoo; 2008-11-30)

irridescent greenish-red on wings as well (Zoo; 2008-11-30)

fleshy cere at base of bill; scaly legs and feet (Zoo; 2008-11-30)