The Nene is the state bird of Hawaii. I didn’t see any while I was on vacation on Oahu. I did see lots of other birds though. I had to look them all up online, because I wasn’t familiar with any of them.
One of the first birds we noticed is a beautiful multi-colored cardinal. We learned that it’s a Brazilian Red Capped Cardinal, not indigenous to Hawaii. They’re plentiful and really lovely birds.
We found 2 types of doves while on the island, the Spotted Dove, and the Zebra Dove. Both are similar to our Mourning Doves, but smaller.
I mentioned the wild chickens in a previous post on our Hawaiian vacation.