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Kereru

Kereru

Kereru

This kereru (NZ Wood Pigeon, Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) posed patiently for me on the mamaku (black tree fern), while its mate gorged itself on the fruits of an adjacent wineberry tree.…

Daydreaming (Kereru)

New Zealand Wood Pigeon

New Zealand Wood Pigeon

This New Zealand Wood Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae, kereru) had found a comfortable resting place in the forked branches of a kanuka tree next to our deck, where it stayed for quite some time.

Thanks to Mrs H for alerting me to it.…

Kereru

Kereru (New Zealand Wood Pigeon)

Kereru (New Zealand Wood Pigeon)

When they pose in such excellent light, I find the wood pigeons (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) irresistible. Does not happen too often, but every now and then I like to show them off. Sitting on a kanuka tree.…

New Zealand Woodpigeon (Kereru)

New Zealand Woodpigeon (Kereru)

New Zealand Woodpigeon (Kereru)

This woodpigeon is gorging itself on the berries of a cabbage tree which reaches the level of our deck. The bird was very cooperative, letting me come quite close to take pictures. Thanks again to Mrs H who alerted me to the opportunity.…

Woodpigeon (Kereru)

Kereru - New Zealand Woodpigeon

Kereru – New Zealand Woodpigeon

A shot from yesterday: this woodpigeon was resting in a wineberry tree, probably after having overeaten on the berries of a nikau palm close by. Very tolerant of my approach – only the sun was missing, would have given a better sheen on the feathers.…

Sunset Kereru

Sunset Kereru

Sunset Kereru

A new Zealand Woodpigeon (kereru, Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) enjoys the last rays of the sun amidst the kanuka trees. From our deck.…

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