Pigeons and Doves Found in New Zealand (Listing and Photos)


LandbirdsWaterbirds of New Zealand

Below listed are birds that are categorized as “Birds of Prey” – however, other bird species will also take chicks or eggs from nests, such as some rails, skuas and non-native magpies. Additionally, sea birds (including gulls) are marine predators that prey on various marine animals.

Spotted Dove

New Zealand’s Pigeons

Kerer? or New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae novaseelandiae) – Native

Rock Pigeons (Columba livia) – also known as feral or domestic pigeon.


Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) – Range: Introduced to New Zealand

Feral Rock Pigeons
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Gordon Ramel

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