Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

October 11, 2010

Kereru (NZ Wood Pigeon, Hemiphaga Novaeseelandiae)

Filed under: Birds,Titirangi,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 7:35 am
 Kereru (NZ Wood Pigeon, Hemiphaga Kereru (NZ Wood Pigeon, Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)ovaeseelandiae)

Kereru (NZ Wood Pigeon, Hemiphaga Novaeseelandiae)

This kereru (NZ Wood Pigeon, Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) is resting on the branch of a ti tree, having gorged itself on the berries of our neighbour’s puriri tree behind it.


  1. It’s a handsome pigeon. Do these pigeons perch on city buildings like the pigeons we have in North America?

    Comment by EG Wow, Canada — October 11, 2010 @ 8:41 am

  2. @ EG Wow, Canada: Thanks for your comment. Kereru live in bush environment, also in some bush enclaves in the city suburbs. But they are not “street birds” like the ubiquitous rock pigeon.

    Comment by paul — October 11, 2010 @ 9:36 am

  3. A lovely shot. When we were in NZ I tried to take some photos but none of them were very good.

    Comment by Caroline — October 11, 2010 @ 10:02 am

  4. What lovely colours in its plumage.

    Comment by joan — October 11, 2010 @ 10:41 pm

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