These pigeons usually lay one egg (but sometimes two) and the male and female take turns incubating the egg(s) which take 30 days – 2 and a half weeks per parent. Since the Nicobar Pigeon mates for life they can guarantee their partner will stick around and help out!
Oh and Nicobar Pigeons aren’t born with their good looks. Those beautiful, iridescent feathers on their bodies are EARNED – well, not really. But when they hatch, the pigeons are virtually naked with shiny black skin. Talk about an “ugly duckling.”