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Nene Goose

Branta sandvicensis

Description:

Hawaiian geese have a black face and crown and cream-colored cheeks. The neck is pale grayish streaked with black and has a narrow dark ring at the base. The body plumage and folded wings are gray-brown with transverse barring. The bill, legs and feet are black and the iris is dark brown. Both sexes are similar in appearance, but males typically are larger.

Habitat:

Hawaiian geese graze and browse on the leaves, seeds, berries and flowers of grasses, herbs and shrubs. The goose is endemic to Hawaii

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CynthiaMHori
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CynthiaMHori

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Apr 29, 2016
Submitted on May 6, 2016

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