Saturday, August 18, 2018

New Zealand wood pigeon

New Zealand native wood pigeon ( Kereru)
This large and distinctively-coloured pigeon is a familiar sight to many New Zealanders. This is because the New Zealand pigeon (or kereru) has a widespread distribution through the country, being present in extensive tracts of native forest, and rural and urban habitats, including most cities. As well as allowing close approach, it often roosts conspicuously, such as on powerlines or on the tops of trees. The distinctive sound of its wing beats in flight also draws attention. Kereru also frequently feature on works of art, such as paintings and sculptures.I am lucky that we have these birds in our garden, and as blossom is starting to form I thought I would combine the two. Cheers Marie.