rare wild goose of Hawaii
clues: Hawaii's state bird; Hawaiian goose; Oahu goose; Hawaiian
honker; Rare bird; Gray-brown goose; It's protected in Hawaii
4 times a year
in English language:
33591 / 86800
gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the
– P D James
is a species of goose endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. It shares
a recent common ancestor with Branta
the Canada Goose. The official bird of the State of Hawai'i, the
Nene is exclusively found in the wild of the islands of Mau'i,
Kaua'i and Hawai'i.
Nene gets its Hawaiian name from its soft call.
species has a black head, buff cheeks and heavily furrowed neck.
Bill, legs and feet are black. The young birds are as the male
but duller brown and with less demarcation between the colours of
the head and neck, and striping and barring effects are much
reduced. Bill, legs and feet as for the adult.
female Hawaiian Goose is similar to the male in colouring but
strong toes have much reduced webbing, an adaptation to the lava
flows on which it breeds. It mates on land unlike most other
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. However, this species breeds well
in captivity, and has been successfully re-introduced so that now
(2004) it is estimated that there are 500 birds in the wild (and
good numbers in wildfowl collections).
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