Canadian Geese … in Hawaii?

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Aloha from sunny Hawaii, Detroit! I’ve got a few more days on my vacation, but I have a few minutes to chat and wanted to share this picture from my exploration of Waimea Canyon in Kauai.

Does these birds look familiar? If you live in the metro Detroit area, they should.

The animals in the photo are nene, Hawaii’s state bird, and close relatives of Canadian Geese. The major differences between our Canadian Geese and the nene? Nene, also known as Hawaiian Geese, don’t live in wet environments. And the nene population is not plentiful here like our Canadian Geese in Detroit. In fact, the nene are an endangered species.

1 Comment so far

  1. Mollika* (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 4:01 pm

    Yay, Canadian representation in Hawaii :0) Hope you two are having a good time.



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