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the Nicobar Pigeon’s breeding range encompasses many of the island nations in Asia
This species nests in dense forest on offshore islets, often in large colonies.
The species is also trapped for the local pet market, but as it is on CITES Appendix I, such trade is generally illegal.Internationally, captive breeding is able to supply the birds demanded by zoos, where this attractive and unusual bird is often seen
Though the bird is widely distributed and in some locations very common – even on small Palau it is still reasonably plentiful, with an estimated 1,000 adult birds remaining –,
its long-term future is increasingly being jeopardized.the IUCN considers C. nicobarica a Near Threatened species