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Three or four years ago only three of these lovely little birds frequented our area in Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. On my regular walk the other day I counted thIrty seven, each group has it’s own tree or lamp post to roost in. I guess that at some stage someone in the area has had doves as caged birds but they have either escaped or their owners have let them loose when leaving the area as they are not native to New Zealand.
Panasonic LUMIX – GH2 at 140 mm, 14×140 lens, 1/1300, f/7.1, iso 320, Manual.
From a single RAW image.