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Branta sandvicensis
(Anserinae)

nene

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Species description or overview

Branta sandvicensis (Hawaiian goose) species summary: Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format  important item 
Information about Branta sandvicensis (Anatidae) (Hawaiian goose) in Hawaii is provided by Bishop Museum (Honolulu) based on the studies of Robert L. Pyle and Peter Pyle.

USFWS species report on Branta sandvicensis
The is available online. A general description of the organism and information about its distribution in the U.S. (including territories and national wildlife refuges) is presented by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, along with links to other documentation regarding federal (endangered/threatened) status, recovery information, and additional resources.

Nene (Hawaiian goose) overview View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
An overview of Branta sandvicensis is provided by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (Hawaii's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

Branta sandvicensis information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Branta sandvicensis, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.


Federal endangered/threatened status

USFWS species report on Branta sandvicensis
The is available online. A general description of the organism and information about its distribution in the U.S. (including territories and national wildlife refuges) is presented by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, along with links to other documentation regarding federal (endangered/threatened) status, recovery information, and additional resources.

Branta sandvicensis species profile from USFWS
A species profile for Branta sandvicensis is provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, including links to information regarding the federal endangered/threatened status of this species.


Images

Branta sandvicensis images from HEAR
High-quality images of Branta sandvicensis are provided by the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR).

Branta sandvicensis (Hawaiian goose) images
Images of Branta sandvicensis (Anatidae) (Hawaiian goose) are provided by Bishop Museum (Honolulu) from Robert L. Pyle and Peter Pyle.

Images of Branta sandvicensis (Hawaiian goose, nene) from Hawaii
Online images of Branta sandvicensis (Hawaiian goose, nene) from Hawaii are made available by Forest & Kim Starr.


Distribution

Nene distribution
Distribution of Nesochen (Branta) sandvicensis from Hawaii's Birds (Hawaii Audubon Society) is available online.


In the news

Cat's ill, cats kill (Raising Islands Blog, 21 August 2007)
Bloggist Jan TenBruggencate discusses the impacts of feral cats on native bird populations.


Full-text articles

Parasites of wild and captive nene Branta sandvicensis in Hawaii
Bailey, Tom and Jeffrey M. Black. 1995. Parasites of wild and captive nene Branta sandvicensis in Hawaii. Wildfowl 46:59-65.

Kanaio Natural Area Reserve: biological inventory and management recommendations
Medeiros, Arthur C., Lloyd L. Loope, and C.G. Chimera. 1993. Kanaio Natural Area Reserve: biological inventory and management recommendations. Natural Area Reserve System, State of Hawaii.

The Hawaiian Goose, its distribution and reduction in numbers
Baldwin, Paul Herbert. 1945. The Hawaiian Goose, its distribution and reduction in numbers. The Condor 47, no. 1:27-37.

Nene -- rare bird of Hawaii
Allen, G.A. 1950. Nene -- rare bird of Hawaii. Nature Magazine: 464-65.

Raising nene geese
Allen, G.A. 1976. Raising nene geese. Game Breeder's Gazette 25:17-19.

Factors limiting the reproductive success of the nene
Banko, Paul C. Smith, Clifford W. (ed.) . 1980. Factors limiting the reproductive success of the nene. Proceedings of the 3rd Conference in Natural Sciences, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, edited by Clifford W. Smith, 7-13. Honolulu: Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Productivity of wild and captive Nene populations
Banko, Paul Christian. Smith, Clifford W. (ed.) . 1982. Productivity of wild and captive Nene populations. Proceedings of the 4th Conference in Natural Sciences, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, edited by Clifford W. Smith, 12-32. Honolulu: Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Breeding biology and conservation of the Nene, Hawaiian Goose (Nesochen sandvicensis)
Banko, Paul Christian. ?. Breeding biology and conservation of the Nene, Hawaiian Goose (Nesochen sandvicensis). University of Washington.

Constraints on productivity of wild nene or Hawaiian geese Branta sandvicensis
Banko, Winston E. 1992. Constraints on productivity of wild nene or Hawaiian geese Branta sandvicensis. Wildfowl 43:99-106.

The nene Branta sandvicensis recovery initiative: Research against extinction
Black, Jeffrey M. 1995. The nene Branta sandvicensis recovery initiative: Research against extinction. Ibis 137:S153-S160.

Is the Hawaiian goose (Branta sandvicensis) saved from extinction? In Creative conservation: Interactive management of wild and captive animals, edited by P. J. S. Olney, G. M. Mace, and A. T. C. Feistner, 394-410
Black, Jeffrey M. and Paul Christian Banko. 1994. Is the Hawaiian goose (Branta sandvicensis) saved from extinction? In Creative conservation: Interactive management of wild and captive animals, edited by P. J. S. Olney, G. M. Mace, and A. T. C. Feistner, 394-410. London: Chapman & Hall.

The current status of the Hawaiian goose Branta sandvicensis and its recovery programme
Black, Jeffrey M., Fern II Duvall, H.M. Hoshide, J. Medeiros, Cathleen Natividad Hodges, N. Santos, and T. Telfer. 1991. The current status of the Hawaiian goose Branta sandvicensis and its recovery programme. Wildfowl 42:149-54.

Can the nene come back?
Elder, N.B. 1951. Can the nene come back? Audubon Magazine 53:24-30.

Nene -- Hawaii's official bird
Elder, William H. 1957. Nene -- Hawaii's official bird. Paradise of the Pacific 69:12-15.

Nesting season increases nene population by 69
Author unknown. 1966. Nesting season increases nene population by 69. 'Elepaio 27, no. 1:6.


Other resources

Parasites of wild and captive nene Branta sandvicensis in Hawaii
Bailey, Tom and Jeffrey M. Black. 1995. Parasites of wild and captive nene Branta sandvicensis in Hawaii. Wildfowl 46:59-65.

The Hawaiian Goose, its distribution and reduction in numbers
Baldwin, Paul Herbert. 1945. The Hawaiian Goose, its distribution and reduction in numbers. The Condor 47, no. 1:27-37.

Nene -- rare bird of Hawaii
Allen, G.A. 1950. Nene -- rare bird of Hawaii. Nature Magazine: 464-65.

Raising nene geese
Allen, G.A. 1976. Raising nene geese. Game Breeder's Gazette 25:17-19.

Factors limiting the reproductive success of the nene
Banko, Paul C. Smith, Clifford W. (ed.) . 1980. Factors limiting the reproductive success of the nene. Proceedings of the 3rd Conference in Natural Sciences, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, edited by Clifford W. Smith, 7-13. Honolulu: Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Productivity of wild and captive Nene populations
Banko, Paul Christian. Smith, Clifford W. (ed.) . 1982. Productivity of wild and captive Nene populations. Proceedings of the 4th Conference in Natural Sciences, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, edited by Clifford W. Smith, 12-32. Honolulu: Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Breeding biology and conservation of the Nene, Hawaiian Goose (Nesochen sandvicensis)
Banko, Paul Christian. ?. Breeding biology and conservation of the Nene, Hawaiian Goose (Nesochen sandvicensis). University of Washington.

Constraints on productivity of wild nene or Hawaiian geese Branta sandvicensis
Banko, Winston E. 1992. Constraints on productivity of wild nene or Hawaiian geese Branta sandvicensis. Wildfowl 43:99-106.

The nene Branta sandvicensis recovery initiative: Research against extinction
Black, Jeffrey M. 1995. The nene Branta sandvicensis recovery initiative: Research against extinction. Ibis 137:S153-S160.

Is the Hawaiian goose (Branta sandvicensis) saved from extinction? In Creative conservation: Interactive management of wild and captive animals, edited by P. J. S. Olney, G. M. Mace, and A. T. C. Feistner, 394-410
Black, Jeffrey M. and Paul Christian Banko. 1994. Is the Hawaiian goose (Branta sandvicensis) saved from extinction? In Creative conservation: Interactive management of wild and captive animals, edited by P. J. S. Olney, G. M. Mace, and A. T. C. Feistner, 394-410. London: Chapman & Hall.

The current status of the Hawaiian goose Branta sandvicensis and its recovery programme
Black, Jeffrey M., Fern II Duvall, H.M. Hoshide, J. Medeiros, Cathleen Natividad Hodges, N. Santos, and T. Telfer. 1991. The current status of the Hawaiian goose Branta sandvicensis and its recovery programme. Wildfowl 42:149-54.

Can the nene come back?
Elder, N.B. 1951. Can the nene come back? Audubon Magazine 53:24-30.

Nene -- Hawaii's official bird
Elder, William H. 1957. Nene -- Hawaii's official bird. Paradise of the Pacific 69:12-15.

Nesting season increases nene population by 69
Author unknown. 1966. Nesting season increases nene population by 69. 'Elepaio 27, no. 1:6.

Nene survey prior to, during, and at conclusion of the 1991-92 bird hunting season at the Kapapala Cooperative Game Management Area (GMA)
Author unknown. ?. Nene survey prior to, during, and at conclusion of the 1991-92 bird hunting season at the Kapapala Cooperative Game Management Area (GMA).


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