Environmentally Friendly - Wood Pigeon - Pukerau by AndreaEL
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NEW ZEALAND PIGEON (Kereru)Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae
Size: 51cm.
Status: Common.
Range: Throughout main islands and many off-shore islands.
Habitat: Native forest, including much modified remnants and adjacent exotic vegetation, but rare in beech forest.
Food: Fruit and foliage.
Voice: A soft “kuu”, uttered singly and with fairly long pauses between.
Breeding: November-January. One white egg.
General: A subspecies is present but very rare on the Chatham Islands. Some people are lucky enough to have this lovely bird in their gardens. Fully protected.
I was fortunate enough to come across this beautiful wood pigeon on one of my walks in our rural village in Pukera. He was not the least bit afraid and after taking a few captures I put my camera down and to enjoy this beautiful I sat and observed while he groomed and fed off this plant. They truly are beautiful birds.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Jan 2011 Pukerau Southland New Zealand
Featured 12th Aug 2011

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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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Comments

  • hootonles
    hootonlesabout 4 years ago

    An excellent image Andrea :O)

  • Les, thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 4 years ago

    very nice, it amazez me how much colours these birds have, pre photography l only thought of them as grey

  • Lynn, thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated. The Lens is an eye opener

    – AndreaEL

  • Ekascam
    Ekascamabout 4 years ago

    A lovely bird Andrea, we have a similar wild pigeon here in NSW only with the white head & are larger than the domestic ones, nice shot.

  • Thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • joycee
    joyceeabout 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Joyce, thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful Pigeon portrait,….love how you captured it against all the wonderful greenery that compliments the green on it feathers! A beautiful Pigeon species that we don’t have here in B.C.!

  • Sandy, thank you for your lovely kind comment & compliment always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray

    – AndreaEL

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ann

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 4 years ago
    Wonderful close-up of this beautiful pigeon Andrea.
  • Roy, thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful, seen a lot of pigeons in my day but never one with green like this,

  • Byron, thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscambleabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Andrea!

  • Jordan, thank you for your lovely kind comment always much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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