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Australia and New Guinea

Pied Imperial Pigeon

This bird is sometimes called the "nutmeg pigeon" because it feeds on nutmeg fruit, which can be as large as its head and is swallowed whole.  The thin covering of the nutmeg is digested and the nut passes whole through the bird's system. 

A unique feature of this pigeon is its parrot-like feet which enable it to hang from branches to eat fruit. 

DIETFruits and berries
LIFE Expectancy4 years

Fun Fact
If a human baby weighed 7 pounds at birth and grew at the same rate as a caterpillar it would weigh 189,000 pounds when fully grown.
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