1/21/15

kereru-NZ wood pigeon and WATW

They are quite shy and sound a bit like a helicopter blade rotating when they fly overhead. Really!



This is a New Zealand wood pigeon. Its Maori name is Kereku and can weigh up to  650g (1.4 lb).

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20 comments:

Nora said...

What an interesting bird, it must be big.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Handsome bird. A lot different from our European Wood Pigeon.

Sara D.B. said...

Pigeons are not really my favourite birds, but that one looks very beautiful! :)
Have a lovely Wednesday!

Linda W. said...

I've never seen a bird quite like this one! Thanks for sharing.

Margaret Adamson said...

A lovely bird, not like our UK wood Pigeon.

Taken For Granted said...

Beautiful and unique birds. Never seen one like it. Are they shy and hard to photograph?

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
WOW that's a beaut! Quite the dandy. Decided to join your linky today! YAM xx

Tamar SB said...

What a colorful pidgeon - much prettier than those in the US

John said...

That's a pretty bird - nothing like ours

barbara said...

Venice is full of pigeons but the grey ones... Nothing as colorful as yours!

Erica Sta said...

It's a so lovely pigeon, this Kereku .... I'm happy to see this bird. Our pigeons have mostly grey sometimes white feathers.

I will now join your site 😊

Lois said...

This pigeon is so much more colorful and interesting than the ones we have here!

carolann said...

Pigeons in Canada are not all that pretty but yours are nice.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great colors; its Maori name souns like it was named for the sound it makes.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

We're pretty much cold and frozen with white snow!

pattisjarrett said...

This may be the prettiest pigeon I've ever seen!

pattisjarrett said...

Our world isn't as lush and green as yours!

miss-red-fox said...

I didn't know there are so colorful pidgeons! This one looks very nice!
Have a nice day!

Jill Harrison said...

well there you go. We have pigeons over here but as they are introduced they are pests. Although we do have a native spinifex pigeon.
Have a great week.

Mari said...

Kereru? Pretty native name. She's beautiful. I wonder how it goes like a helicopter :) must be kind of funny.