Nene Goose

Other Names: Hawaiian Goose

Distribution: Exclusively found in Hawaii.

Nene distribution range map

Description:

Size: 56-71 cm in length.

Plumage: Adult males have a black head and back of the neck, buff cheeks and a heavily furrowed neck. The neck has black and white diagonal stripes. Females are smaller than males but similar in plumage. The adult's bill, eyes, and legs are black. Juveniles resemble the male, but are a duller brown and with less clear division between the head and neck, and the striping and barring patterns are reduced.

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Nene Goose

Nene Goose

Bill Shape
spatulate
Regions
hawaii
hawaii endemic
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
coasts
Grasslands
Color
brown
Body Shape
duck
Size
large
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
Conservation Status
Vulnerable
Bird Species