I'm a handsome chap, even if I do say so myself.........! by Roy  Massicks

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The New Zealand Pigeon (Kereru) is a large hansome bird bigger than the English Wood Pigoen and found widespread througout New Zealand in forested areas, also seen in open country when feeding on a wide range of fruits, seeds, flowers and foliage of native and exotic plants.
They are important agents in dispersing seed from many plants, especially seeds from podocarp trees.
Location – my cherry tree at Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Panasonic,LUMIX – GH2 at 300mm, 100×300 lens, 1/640, f/8, iso 1250, manual, From a single RAW image.


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 2 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture Roy

  • Thank you Larry.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Thank you larry.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Jemma Richards
    Jemma Richardsabout 2 years ago

    Great capture I love how the bird almost blends in with the background :)

  • Thank you Jemma, yes natures camouflage.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Ray.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekabout 2 years ago

    Terrific capture and background info Roy ~ he definitely is a handsome chap!

  • Thank you Susie,him and his lady friend are out there now finishing of the last of my Cherrys

    – Roy Massicks

  • Rita Blom
    Rita Blomabout 2 years ago

    He certainly is very handsome Roy! Beaut colours and a very useful bird to have around.
    Great Photo!

  • Thank you Rita, yes lovely to see them in the garden.

    – Roy Massicks

  • trish725
    trish725about 2 years ago

    He certainly is handsome! This is a fantastic capture, Roy – perfect background too :-)

  • Thank you Trish for the kind comment and favourite. The Cherry trees are in front of where our forest starts, right at our back deck.

    – Roy Massicks

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 2 years ago

    Gosh Roy this is a very handsome bird, and you’ve capture him so well

  • Lovely comment Malcolm, thank you so much.

    – Roy Massicks

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 2 years ago

    Can’t (wouldn’t) argue with this fellow. He stands out, stands alone & generally makes his case. Thanks to you & your good eye, I’d say.

  • Sheila, Thank you, yes he is big all right and has a lady friend with him today.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 2 years ago

    I am at war with wood pidgeons!!!! We get so many and they empty, then wreck the bird feeders so there is nothing left for other smaller birds. Love the colours you have captured here Roy.

  • Thank you so much Colin, he hit the window the other day by the bird feeder so is keeping well clear and him self and his lady friend stay in the cherry tree.

    – Roy Massicks

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