I saw 4 Kereru in our Neighbours garden at 5.54pm on Sat 10th October. When I tried to take photos they flew to higher trees.
I observed a spotted dove in the tree opposite our flat doing what appeared to be a mating dance. Only when I looked at the photographs did I see what appears to be his mate that he was trying to impress.
We have seen one Spotted Dove by itself infrequently and it is much more wary than the Barbary doves that are more frequently seen so I had to be content with taking the photograph at a distance and through the window.
hour walking the dog. No kereru seen
Two flying over the farm.
In a tree sitting on a nest!!
Pigeons and doves constitute the bird clade Columbidae, that includes some 310 species. They are stout-bodied birds with short necks, and have short, slender bills with fleshy ceres. Doves feed on seeds, fruits, and plants. This family occurs worldwide, but the greatest variety is in the Indomalaya and Australasia ecozones.