Tag Archives: Kereru

NZ Woodpigeon

Happy Kereru, a native NZ Woodpigeon chowing down on the White Mulberry leaves here at Wharepuke. We have a resident pair here and another which I think is an offspring from a previous year

They are very passive and many times you might walk underneath one here at the gardens and not realise it.

My photo of the Kereru has become famous as the NZ Forest and Bird Newsletter published it when writing about the Great Kereru Count 

Kerikeri Accommodation at Wharepuke
2 very passive native Woodpigeons here in the gardens at Wharepuke near our Kerikeri Accommodation

This is a photo of my mother photographing the NZ Woodpigeon in the garden near our Cottages.

The photo she took is…….

NZ Woodpigeon

and another NZ Woodpigeon…….Kereru. Kerikeri Accommodation at Wharepuke

NZ Native Birds at Wharepuke

Following on the Birds at Wharepuke theme my mother took these beautiful photos here yesterday.

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NZ Native Birds at Wharepuke. The Fantail, Tui and Kereru are the 3 most common here

2 great photos of fantails! Anyone who has tried to take photos of fantails will know that they won’t stay still and you end up with lots of photos of blurry bits of feather disappearing off the edge. The Tui , a NZ Honeyeater,  has 2 voice boxes and produce extraordinary song. Many notes are beyond what the human ear can hear.

All photos © Jill Lancaster


Kereru NZ Native Wood Pigeon

NZ Wood Pigeon at Wharepuke in Kerikeri

The Kereru, the NZ Native Wood Pigeons are very passive here in our gardens at Wharepuke in Kerikeri. Its amazing how close you can get to these wild birds. Puffed up on a cold day after eating lots of new Mulberry leaves.


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Our guests here at our Kerikeri Accommodation love them!