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NZ Pigeon, these are Band-tailed Pigeons (Patagioenas fasciata), which are a protected specie in the US. They are found on the west coast mostly.




You technically aren't supposed to keep these without a federal rehab license (which is needed to rescue/rehab any native/protected birds). They probably will produce sterile hybrids.
 

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Thanks Becky, They are amazing, look a little like our native wood pigeon (kereru) in size. Where I jog up the hills at this time of year the Kereru are very active, I love watching them manouver through the trees.
 

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Yes...it is illegal for you to have a Band-tailed pigeon.
 
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