Nene - Hawaiian Goose
THe Hawaiian goose, Nene (pronounced Naynay) has adapted to the Island of Hawai'i, aka The Big Island. These geese are smaller in size than their relative, the Canadian Goose. Their feet are nearly as webbed and they loose their flight feathers when they start sitting on their "clutch?" When the young start growing their flight feathers, so do the parents. They mate for life and were once only found on the Big Island and now are found on Kauai and Oahu.