Hawaiian goose

The Nēnē evolved from the Canada Goose , which most likely migrated to the Hawaiian islands 500,000 years ago, shortly after the island of Hawaiʻi was formed. This ancestor is the progenitor of the Nēnē as well as the prehistoric Giant Hawaiʻi Goose

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The Hawaiian goose is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Hawaiian Goose is listed as Endangered both by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and in the IUCN's Red Databook. Historically, this species has been hunted, eggs have been eaten and goslings domesticated, for trade with passing ships. Currently, domestication is used only for purposes of captive breeding and re-introduction. Hunting was officially banned in 1907, but occasional poaching still occurs. More

Hawaiian GooseBranta sandvicensis Order ANSERIFORMES – Family ANATIDAE Issue No. 434 Authors: Banko, Paul C., Jeffrey M. Black, and Winston E. Banko * Articles * Multimedia * References Courtesy Preview This Introductory article that you are viewing is a courtesy preview of the full life history account of this species. The remaining articles (Distribution, Habitat, Behavior, etc. More

Use Hawaiian goose in a SentenceSee images of Hawaiian gooseSearch Hawaiian goose on the Web - Origin: 1825–35 ne·ne - Hawaiian goose pronunciation /ˈneɪ neɪ/ Show Spelled Show IPA –noun,plural-ne.a barred, gray-brown wild goose, Nesochen sandvicensis, native to Hawaii, where it is the state bird. Also called Hawaiian goose. - Origin: 1900–05; < Hawaiian nēnē Dictionary. More

The Hawaiian Goose, or Nēnē, Branta sandvicensis, is a species of goose endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. The official bird of the state of Hawaiʻi, the Nēnē is exclusively found in the wild on the islands of Maui, Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi. The Nēnē gets its Hawaiian name from its soft call. Contents - * 1 Adapted * 2 Description * 2. More

Hawaiian Goose is included in the Wikipedia for Schools, see Hawaiian Goose at Schools Wikipedia. Please maintain high quality standards; if you are an established editor your last version in the article history may be used so please don't leave the article with unresolved issues, and make an extra effort to include free images, because non-free images cannot be used on the DVDs. Nēnē is the correct usage of Hawaiian diacriticals, not Néné. What's the deal with the acute é. More

Hawaii state bird: Nene, or Hawaiian Goose Branta sandwicensis Hawaii State Bird Description: - * Size: 21 to 27 inches ( cm) * Wingspan: 11 to 12 inches ( cm) * Weight: 4 to 5 pounds (1.8 to 2.3 kg) The Nene (Hawaiian Goose) is a medium sized goose. It has a black face and crown with cream-colored cheeks. More

Hawaii’s state bird, the endemic Hawaiian Goose is largely terrestrial and spends relatively little time on the water. A sedentary species with the most restricted range of any goose, it is also the only goose not occurring naturally in continental areas. During the early 1900s it declined considerably due to hunting, poaching, and egg collecting. The population is still not self-sustaining in spite of extensive reintroduction efforts which began in the 1960s. More

Aside from being smaller, the female Hawaiian Goose is similar to the male in colouration. The adult's bill, legs and feet are black. It has soft feathers under its chin. Goslings resemble the male, but are a duller brown and with less demarcation between the colours of the head and neck, and striping and barring effects are much reduced. The bill, legs and feet are the same as for the adult. More

Hawaiian Goose or Nēnē, Branta sandvicensisDescription The Nēnē is a medium-sized goose at 41 centimetres (16 in) tall. Females have a mass of 1.525–2.56 kilograms (3.36–5.64 lb), while males average 1.695–3.05 kilograms (3.74–6.72 lb), 11% larger than females. Adult males have a black head and hindneck, buff cheeks and heavily furrowed neck. The neck has black and white diagonal stripes. More

The Hawaiian goose (Branta sandvicensis), the Hawaiian state bird, is considered to be the world’s rarest goose . The Hawaiian goose or “Nene” was once found on most of the larger Hawaiian islands including Kauai, Molokai, Maui, and the Big Island and my have numbered in the 20,000s prior to European settlement . As settlers moved onto the islands in the late 1770’s, the Nene immediately began declining. More


The Nene or Hawaiian Goose (Branta sandwicensis) is the official state bird of Hawaii. This goose has a soft honking call and lives on volcanic slopes of Hawaii. It does not spend much time in water and does not migrate. Only about 800 Nene are left in the wild; they are an endangered species. These geese are attacked by mongooses, dogs, cats, hogs, and people. Anatomy: The Nene has partially webbed feet. More

* States/US Territories in which the Hawaiian goose is known to occur: Hawaii * US Counties in which the Hawaiian goose is known to occur: View All * USFWS Refuges in which the Hawaiian goose is known to occur: HAKALAU FOREST NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE * For more information: http://www.fws.gov/pacificislands/wesa/nene. More

Hawaiian Goose / Branta sandvicensis / Nēnē Photo of nene This regal goose is Hawai‘i’s state bird. The nēnē measures between 24 to 27 inches in length, has a black head and bill, buff cheeks, a buff neck with dark furrows, and partially webbed black feet. The reduction of webbing between their toes and upright posture enables them to walk more easily on the rugged lava flows. More

The Nene or Hawaiian Goose is a member of the family that includes the whistling ducks, swans, and true geese. Unlike most other geese, Nene are non-migratory, in that generally only island wide movement is known to occur. Nene have also been called "semi terrestrial," in that the toe webbing is reduced. The Nene and the Canada Goose are probably derived from a common ancestor. More

The female Hawaiian Goose is similar to the male in coloring but slightly smaller. Its strong toes have much reduced webbing, an adaptation to the lava flows on which it breeds. It mates on land unlike most other wildfowl. This is the world's rarest goose. Once common, hunting and introduced predators such as mongooses, pigs, and cats reduced the population to 30 birds by 1952. More

Hawaiian Goose by barrowfordian on flickr.com From 'Wikipedia': The Hawaiian Goose or Nēnē, Branta sandvicensis, is a species of goose endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. It shares a recent common ancestor with Branta canadensis, the Canada Goose. More

Nene Fossil records show that the Hawaiian Goose used to live on all the main Hawaiian islands. It is believed that they were abundant (about 25,000 birds) on the Big Island before the arrival of Captain James Cook in 1778. Today, the Big Island is the only place where they are found naturally in the wild. Scientists believe that the Maui population became extinct before 1890. The decline in numbers was accelerated during the period of 1850 to 1900 due to aggressive hunting of the birds and collecting of their eggs. More

Hawaiian Goose members with staging an employee day at the park. More

The Hawaiian Goose is from the order Anseriformes. Anseriformes are birds, with over 150 species belonging to this order. The majority of these are waterfowl such as ducks, geese, screamers and swans. Anseriformes are further divided into three families, the anhimidae (screamers), the anseranatidae (magpie goose) and the anatidae which is generalised and relates to waterfowls. The Hawaiian Goose was first reported by Vigors, 1834 . In general, anseriformes can range in size from 1kg up to 22kgs. More

The Hawaiian goose, or Nene, is a medium.sized goose, 56-71 cm long, with a body-weight of about 1.9 to 2.1 kg, and about 56-71 in length. It has a black bill and black feet. The plumage of the head is black, the side of the neck and foreneck are tawny buff. The plumage of the neck is furrowed. The upper part is grey brown, the feather tips are broadly edged with brownish black and pale grey. The rump is dullish black. More

The Hawaiian Goose or Nene, Branta sandvicensis, is a species of goose endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. It shares a recent common ancestor with Branta canadensis, the Canada Goose. The official bird of the State of Hawai?i, the Nene is exclusively found in the wild of the islands of Maui, Kaua?i and Hawai?i. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Branta
Species : sandvicensis
Authority : (Vigors, 1834)