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Kereru (New Zealand Pigeon)

Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Likes to sit in large trees.

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5 Comments

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 6 years ago

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

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

Wow, it's a unit!!!!

JillBlack
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
JillBlack 8 years ago

They are a large bird approx.510 mm

JillBlack
Spotted by
JillBlack

Auckland, New Zealand

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

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