Hawaiian Goose (Nene), Branta sandvicensis
Hawaiian Goose (Nene), 6/11/07, Kilauea Lighthouse NWR, Kauai, HI
The Nene, which has a common ancestor with the Canada Goose, is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and is the state bird of Hawaii. The species has been rescued from extinction by captive breeding and release, and Nene can always be found at Kilauea Lighthouse in Kauai.
Nene, 6/24/08, Kilauea Lighthouse, Kauai, HI