Here's a beautiful kereru, or native wood pigeon
Quietly perching on the railing at Cable Bay Nest, luxury B&B, Nelson. Isn’t he stunningly regal and beautiful?
Make sure you have your camera handy when you come and stay here!
New Zealand has many unique native fish, insects, birds, lizards and frogs. Our only native mammals are bats and marine mammals.
Unfortunately, introduced land mammals like rabbits, stoats, possums, cats, dogs, rats, etc. are a huge threat to native wildlife and are therefore considered a pest.
Read more here: www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/