Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hawaiian Goose

The Hawaiian Goose (Scientific name - Branta sandvicenis), also known in Hawaii as "Nene" is a species found only in the Hawaiian Islands and now only on the islands of Maui, Kauai and Hawaii. It is the state bird of Hawaii and is considered an endangered species. It is the rarest goose in the world.

The Hawaiian Goose has a brownish grey body with a black head and back of neck. It has buff coloured cheeks and a furrowed neck. Bill is black.  

Photo was taken in November 2006 near the Kilauea Lighthouse on the Island of Kauai in Hawaii.

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