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Hawaiian/Ne Ne Goose Geese

The Hawaiian Goose is a member of the Branta genus (Black Geese). It is the world's rarest goose. Hunting and predators reduced this species to just 30 birds in 1952, however thanks to leading conservationist Sir Peter Scott, the Hawaiian Goose was bred in captivity at Slimbridge, UK and re-introduced to Hawaii where numbers have now increased. The Hawaiian Goose can be found in captivity at all the WWT centres. The Hawaiian name Nene comes from its soft call. In Hawaii they have an extended breeding season and eggs can be found in all months except May, June, and July, although the majority of birds nest between October and March, and most clutches are laid between October and December.

The Hawaiian Goose has a black crown, black nape, black on the front of the face, black chin, buff cheeks and sides of the heavily furrowed neck, and dark ring at base of the neck. The body is grey-brown with upperparts having barred appearance, rump and tail are black. Eyes, beak and legs are black. Both sexes are alike.


Typical Adult is about 41cm (16in).


Grasses, leaves, seeds, berries, and shrubs.


Shrubland, grasslands, coastal dunes, and lava plains on island of Hawaii and Maui.


October to February.


3 to 6 (creamy white).

River Cottage's collection of Geese changes regularly. Please visit us regularly to keep up-to-date with our flock



£220 per pair

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Note: All birds are subject to availability and we reserve the right to alter prices as the market and our costs dictate. Viewing is strictly by appointment. Please contact us for futher details