from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rare wild goose (Branta sandvicensis) of the Hawaiian Islands, having a grayish-brown body with a black face. Also called Hawaiian goose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The Hawaiian goose, Branta sandvicensis, now the state bird of Hawaii.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of goose, Bernicla sandwichensis, peculiar to the Sandwich Islands.
Thanks largely to their pioneering and tireless efforts in these areas, this Park remains a world-class biological jewel where people can still experience a mind-bending diversity of unique ecosystems and species such as the charismatic nene goose, hawksbill sea turtle, and Mauna Loa silversword.
Fri 10/02/09 1: 05 PM how many calories does nene eat a day??
Hmmm. You tell me and please try not to "Mispeak" nene
Species formally listed in the US as threatened include Hawaiian goose (nene) Branta sandvicensis, a terrestrial non-migratory goose; honeycreepers, namely akepa Loxops coccineus (R), akiapola'au Hemignathus wilsoni (E), and Hawaiian creeper Oreomystis mana; and Hawaiian petrel Pterodroma sandwichensis (E).
| Reply | Permalink kozmik wrote on December 19, 2007 11: 08 PM: nene -
Not many people have heard of a nene or could identify one on sight!
The Hawaiian nene goose (Branta sandvicensis) lives in high shrubland areas, and endangered Hawaiian dark-rumped petrels nest in burrows in subalpine and alpine cinderlands.
If they could hear me say "Inkomu swinene-nene-nene!" again now, they would know what I meant and smile, I think, at the emotion behind those words.
October 30th, 2009 at 6: 53 am PDT vamo nene!!! reply
One of Wiecking's base stations is on a solar-powered ranger's cabin halfway up Mauna Kea, the Big Island's 13,800-foot volcano; the state Department of Fish and Wildlife uses a remote camera there to keep an eye on a feeding station for the endangered state bird, the nene.
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