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Location

Stewart Island
New Zealand

Metadata

Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 200 
Image size 600 x 400 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Columbiformes   Family  Columbidae

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

Comments

The largest columbiforme in New Zealand, member of a genus which is endemic to the New Zealand archipelago and Norfolk island. Note the beautiful iridescent colors of its plumage.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_Pigeon




 

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    23/03/2011

New Zealand Pigeon
Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae
Carpophage de Nouvelle-Zélande

Micheline JACQUEMIN