kereru


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kereru

(kɛrɛruː)
n, pl kereru
(Animals) another name for New Zealand pigeon
[Māori]
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New Zealand: Scott Gregor; Lalomilo Lalomilo, Quinn Tupaea, Dallas McLeod, Leicester Faingaanuku; Fergus Burke, Taufa Funaki; Ollie Norris, Kianu Kereru Symes (capt), Tamaiti Williams, Taine Plumtree, Tupou Vaa'i, Kaylum Boshier, Kohan Herbert, Devan Flanders.
The other three designs are called Tui, Takahe and Kereru.
It also does not mention that though moa were the principle browser, there were many others including the extant kereru (pigeon) and paradise shelduck, the functionally extinct takahe and kakapo as well as many extinct geese and flightless ducks that have been overlooked as herbivores.
The New Zealand pigeon or kereru (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) frequently collides with windows and vehicles.
The upper Purari River falls within PPL 238, and the latest exploratory well, Elk-1, is in the Kereru Range south of the river.
Gibbs, M 2003, 'Indigenous rights to natural resources in Australia and New Zealand: kereru, dugong and pounamu', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management 10(3):138-51.
Rare and threatened species that inhabit the forest include the great spotted kiwi, kaka, kereru, karearea, kea, weka, and land snails.
The association with the man's mana is clear in an entry in Williams' Maori dictionary where we are told that on the East Coast the word rawhara was used 'of a sail of fine dressed flax ornamented with puhi kereru [bunches of pigeon feathers] and angapipi [pipi shells], reserved for the use of a chief, and used by him as a pillow when on shore'.