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.
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