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Pigeon, New Zealand
 
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Scientific Name:
Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae
Location(s):
Australasia, Australia, Global, New Zealand Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as not uncommon (Gibbs et al . 2001). ...
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Wikipedia
The New Zealand Pigeon belongs to the family Columbidae, and the subfamily Treroninae, which is found throughout Southeast Asia, Malaya, Africa and New Zealand. The members of this subfamily feed largely on fruits, mainly drupes.[ 2] New Zealand Pigeons are members of the pigeon genus Hemiphaga (Bonaparte, 1854), which is endemic to the New Zealand archipelago and Norfolk Island. However recently a Hemiphaga bone was found on Raoul Island.[ 3] The Chatham Pigeon or Chatham Island Pigeon (Hemiphaga chathamensis) is traditionally considered a subspecies of the Kererū, but is here treated as a separate species. ...
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