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New Zealand Pigeon

Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae


The New Zealand Pigeon is a large, common pigeon that eat mostly fruit. They're a blue-green colour, with a purple-bronze iridescence on the neck, mantle and coverts of the wings. Maori call it Kereru.


The New Zealand inhabit a wide variety of forest types: podocarp-broadleaf forest, beech forest, second growth native forest regenerating after logging, small forest remnants, and exotic plantations (especially those with an understorey and/or stream-sides of native shrubs and trees). They also occur in farmland shelterbelts, urban parks, and rural and suburban gardens.


They're loud and clumsy. (¬з¬)

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lori.tas 9 years ago

Great spotting Sharni.

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New Zealand

Spotted on Sep 28, 2012
Submitted on Sep 2, 2013

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