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Bird of the Day – Day 10 – The New Zealand Woodpigeon

Here is one of my favourite New Zealand Birds, but then they are all lovely. 

This is also known as the Kereru.

Its the biggest pigeon in the world and essential to the preservation of New Zealand’s pristine bush. Some trees don’t grow unless the seed has passed through the gut of the New Zealand Wood pigeon. 

One of these trees is one of it’s favourite foods, the Puriri tree. Its sitting in a Puriri tree now. 

There is something calming about the presence of this lovely big bird.


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Written by Pamela Moresby

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