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Mega pigeon

Mega pigeon
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Copyright: John Stewart (jstewart) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 0 N: 125] (609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of New Zealand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-07 12:15
Viewed: 5013
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the New Zealand pigeon, also known as the kereru. They are huge - at least twice the size of the common pigeon. Not very common, and their numbers are apparently dwindling: they and their chicks are easy prey for possums, rats etc, and illegal hunters. This one was photographed on Kapiti Island, a rodent, possum and human-free refuge off the coast a little north of Wellington.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-07 13:15]

A very sharp shot of this unusual and rare pigeon, John. A first time for me to see one, even in a picture. The colors are beautiful. Great POV. Well done and TFS. : )

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