The Kereru is a New Zealand native bird.  It is important because they help scatter seeds of native trees.


It weighs about 630g.  It grows up to 51cm.  The kereru’s colour is blue-green and bronze, iridescent  feathers.  Its tummy is white.

Life cycle

Most eggs are laid in September to April.  The chicks are fed pigeon milk.


It lives in a wide variety of trees.


Its predators are rats, stoats, cats and possums.

I like the colours of the kereru.


By Dion Smith