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nene - hawaiian goose

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The Nēnē evolved from the Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), which most likely migrated to the Hawaiian islands 500,000 years ago, shortly after the island of Hawaiʻi was formed.

 

In 2004, it was estimated that there were 800 in the wild.

 

status: Threatened / Vulnerable

 

Nene - Hawaiian Goose - Wikipedia

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Taken on October 21, 2009