ABC Wednesday – N   13 comments

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. The official bird of the State of Hawaii, the Nēnē is exclusively found in the wild of the islands of Maui, Kauai and Hawaii.

These photos were taken on our trip to Hawaii in February,

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ht: Wikipedia

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Posted April 22, 2008 by Lana G! in ABC Photograph Wednesday, Birds, Hawaii, Photo, Photography

13 responses to “ABC Wednesday – N

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  1. Thank you for teaching me something I didn’t know – one good reason for this theme.

  2. I always have a soft spot for geese.
    My very own is now eating his breakfast, bread and grass. Sounds like one of these freaky diets! LOL!
    Happy ABC Wednesday!

  3. Nice N. I learned something from it as well. 🙂

    Ida

  4. :+) look at you with your NeNe! I’m so impressed with your archives…
    Very interesting that they have their own goose!

  5. Wonderful pictures. I learned something new today. Thanks!

  6. Wildlife photo’s are always winners with me.
    Liked the collage & info.

  7. Nice goose collage, and interesting information.

  8. We have several Canada Geese nesting near our cabin. We see them flying in and out of the back bay of our area on the lake. They haven’t molted yet. Now that’s an interesting phenomena.

    I chose N is for nummies. What’s that you say? Come find out. – Margy

  9. I have learned something: I didn’t know there was a Hawaiian goose!

  10. The things I learn in blogland…..what a hoot.

  11. oops…
    My ABC’s are up~
    Neva ABC 1
    Neva abc2

  12. Beautiful post for bird with a funny name.

  13. I have heard of them but never seen one. They have very beautiful markings.

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