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Kereru (New Zealand Pigeon)

Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae


Endemic to New Zealand. White breast, shoulder straps and belly. Red eyes, bill and feet. Very noisy wing beats when flying. Heard this one coming before I saw it.


Likes to sit in large trees.

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armadeus.4 6 years ago

There's a candidate for bodybuilder of the year :D

ShannaB 8 years ago

Wow, it's a unit!!!!

JillBlack 8 years ago

These ones make a loud whistling noise with their wings when flying - much louder and noisier than most pigeon species. You hear them before you see them

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Isn't it interesting how pigeons make so much noise when flying. I have often thought I should read about that. It's almost like each wing beat is squeezing out all their air. I haven't noticed a quiet one of any species. They are certainly no candidate for stealthy flight.

JillBlack 8 years ago

They are a large bird approx.510 mm

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Auckland, New Zealand

Spotted on Mar 29, 2013
Submitted on Mar 29, 2013


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