Monday, September 7, 2009

It Is A Nene...

This bird is a Nene, the state bird of Hawaii. If it looks somewhat like a Canada Goose it is because it is also referred to as the Hawaiian Goose. The Nene almost became extinct partly because of the mongoose but thanks to and active campaign of captive breeding and the release of the birds into protective areas the birds are making a comeback. This bird was photographed on the big island at Kilaue Point.

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