New Zealand Woodpigeon Kereru (Ke'-re-roo)
This large and distinctively -coloured pigeon is a familiar sight to many New Zealanders as it has a widespread distribution through the country, being present in extensive tracts of native forest, and rural and urban habitats, including most cities.
In general the upper parts of adult kereru are blue-green, with a purple-bronze iridescence on the neck, mantle and coverts of the wings. The underparts are white with a sharp demarcation between the white and blue-green on the upper breast.
Foods include buds, leaves, flowers and fruit from a wide variety species, both native and exotic.