Kereru droppings show us the range of berry's that they eat!
This has earned them the title 'Gardeners of the Sky'
Karaka berries are a very popular meal!
Kowhai offer the Kereru plenty to eat.
The main threat to Kereru is predation by introduced animals, particularly feral cats, possums, stoats and ship rats, especially when they are nesting.
Enjoy colouring in your own beautiful Kereru! Print from our FaceBook page.
Click on the link below and try out Te Papa's NZ Birds Quiz
Check out Forest and Bird's, Kiwi Conservation Club for fun activities to do at home, click below
Join the Great Kereru Count in September, and next time you are in the ngahere, listen for those amazing wings overhead!