New Zealand Wood Pigeon or Kereru are massive. You can hear them before you see them by their powerful wings making a whooshing sound. When they land on the branches of the trees, you think the branch will break as they flap wildly. Beautiful colour and a very tidy tuxedo like plumage. Native to New Zealand and protected.
New Zealand, Taken in the Queen Charlotte Sounds, South Island of New Zealand.
Canon 7D, 100mm Lens
Featured in: “The Birds”