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Hawaii State Bird

Nene closeup - click to see all state birds
Nene (Hawaiian goose) - photo © Bob Jensen on Flickr - noncommercial use
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Nene (Hawaiian Goose)

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The nene, or Hawaiian goose (Branta sandwicensis) was designated the official state bird of Hawaii in 1957. The nene seldom swims and is not bothered by predators or cold temperatures, so they do not fly as much and their wings are weak compared to other geese. Today the Nene has feet that are only half as webbed as other geese, and longer toes for climbing on the rocky hawaiian surfaces. This unique bird is endangered.

Hawaiian goose (nene) resting - click to see all state birds
Nene (Hawaiian goose) - photo © Bob Jensen on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike)
See All State Birds - National Bird.
Hawaiian goose or "nene" - click to see all state birds
Hawaiian geese - photo by Mike Boylan / USFWS

Source:
Nene: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Links:
Hawaii's State Bird: Aloha Hawaii
All State Birds - National Bird


 

 

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Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii & the Tropical Pacific
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