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The Kereru, New Zealand native Wood Pigeon

The Kereru, New Zealand native Wood Pigeon

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Definition: The kereru, otherwise known as the New Zealand wood pigeon, is a native New Zealand bird. It is found in forest areas throughout the country and is fully protected from hunting. It is most common in remote parts of the South Island and feeds largely on the fruits and seeds of native trees.
Pronunciation: Ke-Ree-Roo
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