Nene, or Hawaiian Goose, the only goose native to Hawaii. This goose nearly became extinct. By 1950 fewer than 50 nenes were known to exist in the wild. Although its numbers have increased through conservation efforts, the nene is still an endangered species. The nene is about 25 inches (64 cm) long. The back is buff-colored with black markings. The head, bill, and feet are black and the undersides whitish. Nenes hollow out a shallow nest in grass or low brush and line it with down. The female lays two to eight creamy-white eggs.

The nene is the state bird of Hawaii.

The nene is Branta sandvicensis of the family Anatidae.

The neneThe nene stands two feet tall with black feet, head and bill.