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Stewart Island
New Zealand


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/500, f/8.0, ISO 2000 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Maorifruchttaube Dutch  Nieuwzeelandse Duif
Italian  Piccione di Nuova Zelanda Spanish  Paloma Maorí


These pigeons are the only birds in New Zealand which can eat the largest fruits and drupes (fruits in which an outer fleshy part surrounds a shell) and spread the seeds intact.


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New Zealand Pigeon
Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae
Carpophage de Nouvelle-Zélande