|Copyright: David McGill (Canish)
|Date Taken: 2010-08-14|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-08-14 3:35|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|New Zealand Pigeon. Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae.|
Moari name Kereru.
Large Pigeon that is under threat for its habitat but is becomming Urbanised and can be seen more now than a few years ago.it is about twice the size of a normal pigeon.
Breeding is from November to January and lays only 1 egg white in colour.Nest is a unorganised structer of small branches and twigs in shrubs or trees.
Years ago they were prized for eating which also put pressure on their numbers.
This one was sitting on the Audio communication wires outside home on a very cold morning which may explain why it is all puffed up as they do not usually have their feathers like this.
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