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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Columbidae — the New Zealand pigeon and the Chatham pigeon.


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  • It is particularly suitable for birds like the kaka (Nestor meridionalis VU), kereru or New Zealand wood pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandia) and falcon (Falco novaeseelandiae) that range widely in search of seasonal food sources.

    Nelson Coast temperate forests

  • They also extirpated the Kermadec parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae cyanurus), New Zealand pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae), and spotless crake (Porzana tabuensis).

    Kermadec Islands subtropical moist forests

  • Nevertheless, the endangered North Island kokako (Callaeas cinerea) persists in the Waipoua forest, and fantails (Rhipidura fuliginosa), North Island robins (Petroica australis longipes), whitehead (Mohoua albicilla), tuis (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae), and kereru, or New Zealand wood-pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) are all present.

    Northland temperate kauri forests


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