Hawaiian goose


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Hawaiian goose

n.
See nene.

ne•ne

(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 money was used to pay law enforcement staff and rangers, including one who monitors endangered nene, or Hawaiian goose.
The figures measure around 1.5m in height and some are inspired by species at Martin Mere including the world's rarest goose - the Hawaiian goose - plus a red-breasted goose, a mallard and a large North American river otter.
Stress influence on plasma protein electrophoresis in the red-breasted goose (Branta ruficollis) and Hawaiian goose (Branta sandvicensis).
AW occurs in various species, including swan goose, giant Canada goose, Hawaiian goose, Andean goose, Magellan goose, blue-winged goose, Egyptian goose, Indian spotbill, Puna teal, New Zealand gray duck, African yellow-billed duck, chestnut-breasted teal, crested duck, red-crested pochard, rosybill, mountain duck, and wild-type Muscovy (Kear, 1973).
Species of international importance, including the Hawaiian goose - the world's rarest goose - the Laysan teal and the globally threatened red-breasted goose, are all at WWT Washington.
Like its Canadian ancestor on the mainland, the Hawaiian goose readily inhabits altered landscapes such as roadsides, pastures, airports, and fairways--anywhere with acres of short grass to graze.
The Hawaiian goose - or nene - is known for being one of the birds that will take bird food from the hand at the centre near Llanelli and is a popular attraction for children and adults.
To date, the WWT has saved more than 20 species from extinction, including the Hawaiian Goose (Nene) and the Barnacle Goose.
The centre is the home of exotic species such as the Chilean flamingo and the Hawaiian goose as well as around nearly 470 other common birds.
A rare newly-hatched Hawaiian Goose enjoys the spring air after being reared as part of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust conservation work.
They are responsible for the reintroduction of the Hawaiian goose (the state's official bird) to the island of Molokai after an absence of more than two centuries, return of the northern alpomado falcon (North America's rarest falcon) as a breeding bird in Texas.

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