Nicobar pigeon

If it’s missing, just send the police to my place….

Picture of the moment
PICTURE OF THE MOMENT

 

Zoos are known to exchange species with each other. For example, a few of our African elephants have taken up residence recently at the zoo in Tucson, Arizona.

When I go to the San Diego Zoo or the Safari Park, I’ve been known to spend a lot of time in the many aviaries. A couple of days ago I found a pigeon at the Safari Park. Of course, rock pigeons are regulars just about everywhere in San Diego and every city I’ve ever been in. The pigeon I found, however, is a Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica):

Nicobar pigeon

 

The Nicobar pigeon is native to the Nicobar Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. It is not a threatened species, and is the only living member of the Caloenas genus.

Nicobar pigeon

 

Nicobar pigeon

 

If it’s ever missing from the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park, just send the police to my place…

 

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7 thoughts on “If it’s missing, just send the police to my place….

  1. avian101

    It’s a beauty of a bird! 🙂
    Hey Russ I took the pigeon but sent the cops to your address! How about that?

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