Nene (pronounced "neh-neh") 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. Click the image below for a page
you can print and color.
Find out a lot more about our
state bird from Aloha from Hawaii: Taking
Flight, Hawaii's Vanishing Birds and a photo, sound file
and more info at The
Wild Ones Animal Index.
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