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“Uplifting” Nēnē News from Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

April 10, 2013
pin feathers on a nene

New pin feathers developing along a nēnē gosling’s wing. NPS Photo/Kathleen Misajon

The Nēnē Crew at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park shares some “uplifting” news today:  nēnē goslings around the park are flapping their new little wings! This image shows new pin feathers (aka blood feathers) developing along a gosling’s right wing – critical for flight. Adult nēnē replace these flight feathers during the annual molt process.

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