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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

N is for Goose

Nene is the endangered, native Hawaiian goose. They are related to Canada geese but after 500,000 years they decided they never want to leave paradise.  Spending most of their time on Maui, they prefer local flights and actually don't like flying at all.  I don't blame them for wanting to stay on the islands. Do you?
(From Wikipedia)


  1. Their markings are different as well. Hey, it's a long flight from Hawaii to the mainland! I don't blame them.

  2. Hi from the A to Z challenge! Now I know where the phrase "lucky goose" comes from ;)

  3. hahahahahahaha loved @I.L Wolf comment.
    What a beautiful bird.
    I wonder if they did not have any predators (till stupid people came along) so they lost the ability to fly ?

    cheers, parsnip

  4. I think they're pretty smart birds. Who'd want to leave the islands once you're there?