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Kereru, New Zealand native wood pigeon

Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae


Very large beautiful New Zealand pigeon. Often heard before it is seen as it is a noisy flyer.


Native forest and near by farmland. Often visits properties with trees laden with ripe fruit!


This was taken on my parents farm near the Urewera National Park New Zealand. There we are lucky enough to have a healthy population of this beautiful bird.

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Spotted on Dec 25, 2011
Submitted on Jan 22, 2012

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