Common name: Ne-ne Goose
Scientific name: Branta scandvicensis
Found on the islands of Hawaii, Ne-ne Geese spend their time in sparsely to densely vegetated beach strands, shrublands, grasslands and woodlands.
Hawaiian Ne-ne Geese graze and browse on the leaves, seeds, berries and flowers of grasses, herbs and shrubs.
Median Life Expectancy:
5 years - Males
6 years - Females
These geese have a black face and crown and cream-coloured cheeks. Their necks are pale beige with black streaks. Their bill, legs and feet are black and the males are typically larger.
Did you know that the Nene Goose is the state bird of Hawaii?!