Kererū New Zealand Pigeon

Great Barrier Island

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Ecology Category: Fauna and Birds

  • The kererū is a large bird with irridescent green and bronze feathers on its head and a smart white vest. The noisy beat of its wings is a distinctive sound in our forests.

    Image courtesy of Windy Hill Sanctuary

    New Zealand status: Endemic
    Conservation status: Not Threatened
    Population: Widespread throughout the country
    Found in: Forested areas, particularly where there is pest control
    Threats: Predation, habitat loss

    Read More at the Department of Conservation

    Source: Department of Conservation and licensed by for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence at

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