Hawaii's State Bird - Nene
The Nene (pronounced
"nay-nay") is a land bird and a variety of goose. It has adapted
itself to life in the harsh lava country by transforming its webbed feet
into a claw-like shape and modifying its wing structure for shorter
flights. Hunting and wild animals all but destroyed the species until they
were protected by law and a restoration project established in 1949.
Find out a lot more about our state bird
from Aloha from Hawaii: Taking
Flight, Hawaii's Vanishing Birds.
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