NEW ZEALAND PIGEON

NEW ZEALAND PIGEON (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)

The New Zealand Pigeon (or New Zealand Pigeon) is endemic to New Zealand. It is a large pigeon at about 18 inches long. It has iridescent green plumage with a white underside. It is considered near threatened, due mainly to possums. That pigeon feeds largely on fruits, but will also visit bird feeders or water baths as seen below.

New Zealand Wood pigeon - Te Kainga Marire, New Plymouth, NZ
New Zealand pigeon – Te Kainga Marire, New Plymouth, NZ
New Zealand Wood pigeon sipping water - Te Kainga Marire, New Plymouth, NZ
New Zealand pigeon sipping water – Te Kainga Marire, New Plymouth, NZ

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