Today I learned: about the Nicobar Pigeon, which is a near threatened species, and the closest relative living, of the extinct Dodo bird.


Wikipedia reports:
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.
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