HAWAIIAN GOOSE (Nene)
(Branta Sandvicensis)
Hardhead                Hooded Merganser


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Hawaii
Breeding Habitat - Hawaii
Hawaii and island of Maui.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Non Migratory but do follow rain patterns.

Conservation Status


Size
410mm(16")

Appearance - Drake
The male has a Black head and hind neck, Buff cheeks, and heavily furrowed neck. The neck has Black and White diagonal stripes. The bill, legs and feet are Black.

Appearance - Duck
The same as the male.

Habitat
Shrubland, Grassland, Coastal Dunes, Lava Plains and Pastures.

Diet
Grazes on Grasses, Shrubs, Flowers, Leaves, Seeds and Fruit.

Breeding Time
August to April

Nest
The nest is built on the ground lined with down and concealed by vegetation.

Eggs
Quantity: 3 to 5.
Colour: Creamy White.

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Gadwall (Anas Strepera)
Garganey (Anas Querquedula)
Goldeneye (Bucephala Clangula)
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Roseus)
Greater Scaup (Aythya Marila)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser Albifrons)
Grey-crowned Crane (Balearica Regulorum)
Greylag Goose (Anser Anser)
Hardhead (Aythya Australis)
Hawaiian Goose (Nene) (Branta Sandvicensis)
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes Cucullatus)
James's Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus Jamesi)
Laysan Duck (Anas Laysanensis)
Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Minor)
Lesser Scaup (Aythya Affinis)
Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Anser Erythropus)
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HAWAIIAN GOOSE (Nene)
Hardhead                Hooded Merganser
Hawaiian Goose
©Nigel Key Hawaiian Goose (Nene) (Slimbridge August 2011)

The Hawaiian Goose, also known as the Nene, is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Kauai and Hawaii.

The Hawaiian Goose evolved from the Canada Goose which probably arrived on Hawaii shortly after it was formed some 500,000 years ago.

The Hawaiian Goose is the World’s rarest Goose and although its numbers have fell due to hunting and attack from predators, it was bred in captivity by Sir Peter Scott at WWT Slimbridge and reintroduced to Hawaii.
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Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
Canada Goose - www.slim-bridge.co.uk