Birds of the World

Columbidae : Pigeons & Doves

New Zealand Pigeon

Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

Trounson Forest, New Zealand - November 2005

Tiritiri Matangi, New Zealand - November 2005

Known locally by its Maori name, Kereru, New Zealand Pigeon is a locally common endemic of New Zealand.

Lima, Peru - December 2008

The conservation of New Zealand Pigeons is particularly important to the native ecosystems due to the key role they play in the dispersal of seeds of native trees and shrubs too large to pass through the digestive tracts of other birds.