Hawaiian goose

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Hawaiian goose

See nene.


(ˈneɪ neɪ)

n., pl. -ne.
a barred, gray-brown wild goose, Nesochen sandvicensis, native to Hawaii.
[1900–05; < Hawaiian nēnēAustronesian]
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The first Hawaiian Geese goslings - or Nene - were born at the wildfowl and wetland centre in Burscough, West Lancashire, and heralds the start of the duckling season.
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Visitors are invited to feed the rare Hawaiian geese, the nene, the state bird of the Pacific islands American state that was saved from the brink of extinction by the trust.
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Nene geese are otherwise known as Hawaiian geese and live on the Hawaiian islands in the Pacific Ocean.
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