Information about the Hawaiian Goose:
The Hawaiian Goose or Nene is a species of bird native to the islands of Hawaii (found only on Maui, Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi.) The name "Nene" comes from the the call of the bird, which is quite soft. It is believed the Nene evolved from the Canadian Goose, which likely came to the islands thousands of years before. While these birds spend most of their time on the ground, they are quite capable fliers. They are herbivores, feeding on leaves, grasses, shrubs, and even flowers. At one time these birds were very common in the Hawaiian Islands, but due to the introduction of non-native species, their numbers have drastically declined and they are now the rarest species of geese in the world. Conservation programs have brought the birds back from the edge of extinction however and there are about 800 in the wild. The Nene was designated the state bird of Hawaii in 1957.
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