Wounded Endangered Nicobar Pigeon Rescued In Palawan

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY —- A wounded Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica), a critically endangered wild bird, was rescued by local authorities in Bataraza town in Palawan province, report said Saturday.

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), in a press statement issued Friday afternoon, said the Nicobar pigeon was first rescued, with an evident deep wound on its right wing and signs of infection on its left foot, on June 3.

Locally known as “siete colores (seven colors)” because of its distinct plumage, the wild bird was said to have originated from the Game Refuge and Bird Sanctuary at the Ursula Island in southern municipality of Palawan.

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