Fish and Wildlife Service downgrade nene from endangered to threatened

  • Nene stroll through native dryland forest plants at Puu Waawaa.

  • A nene family strolls along at Puu Waa Waa. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today File Photo)

  • A nene strolls through native dryland forest plants at Puu Waawaa. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today File Photo)

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii’s state bird is no longer on the edge of extinction.