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Hawaiian Goose

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The Branta sandvicensis, or looks similar to the Canada
Goose except only the face, cap, and hindneck are black; and Nene have buff-
colored cheeks. The males and female have the same plumage. The feet of this
goose are not completely webbed like the other geese. Lots of calls have been
described but the most common call is very similar to that of the Canada Goose,
a resonate "honk." The goose has very strong toes; long legs, decreased webbing.
They are good swimmers but are not found much near water. The birds nest on the
ground and the young can fly at 1012 weeks. The adult Goose cannot fly while in
molt for 46 weeks.
Wild Nene populations can be seen in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park,
Mauna Loa, and Pu'u Wa'awa'a on the island of Hawaii; in Haleakala National Park
on Maui; and at the Kilauea National Wildlife Refuge, along the Na Pali coast
and outside Lihue on Kauai. Captive Nene can be seen at he Honolulu ...

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