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Kererū (New Zealand Pigeon)

Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae


This gorgeous endemic Pigeon has a "blue-green, with a purple-bronze iridescence on the neck, mantle and coverts of the wings. The underparts are white with a sharp demarcation between the white and blue-green on the upper breast." ( )


Just chilling in the Cherry Tree out the back.


Location is not exact as this is taken where I live. "Since the extinction of the moa, the kererū and parea are now the only bird species that are big enough to swallow large fruit, such as those of karaka, miro, tawa and taraire, and disperse the seed over long distances. The disappearance of these birds could be a disaster for the regeneration of our native forests." (Department of Conservation) Something funny to read:

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Spotted on Oct 7, 2021
Submitted on Jan 6, 2022

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