Status in the wild
Listed as Near Threatened; CITES: Appendix I by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Threats to this animal are: trapping for food and for their gizzard stone which is used in jewelry and for the illegal pet trade. This bird's available nesting habitat of offshore islands is decreasing due to plantation logging, construction activity and pollution by nearby industries.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Near threatened. Nicobar pigeons can be found in South Asia, in most of the Indo-Australian region from the Nicobar Islands and Mergui archipelago eastward to the Philippines, New Guinea and and Solomon Islands. Throughout this range, this bird can be found mainly in small, wooded islands but can be found in mangroves, lowland and foothill forests.
Hard seeds, grains, berries and small invertebrates.