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Dromaius novaehollandiae

Emu

Standing at up to 1.9 metres tall, the flightless Emu is one of the world’s largest birds. One of the first birds to be discovered in Australia by Europeans, it was instantly recognised as an unusual species. One its unusual traits is its domestic life: after the female Emu lays her dozen or so green eggs, she leaves the male to incubate them on his own, and after they have hatched, the striped chicks are also looked after by the male, with no contribution from the female.

Rare, breeding resident.

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Dromaius novaehollandiae (Emu) at Joadja - 2 Jan 2021 by @Joadja Dromaius novaehollandiae (Emu) at Canyonleigh - 18 Nov 2020 by GlossyGal Dromaius novaehollandiae (Emu) at Sutton Forest - 7 Jan 2020 by Margot Dromaius novaehollandiae (Emu) at Bullio - 30 May 2019 by Margot
Dromaius novaehollandiae (Emu) at Joadja - 2 Jan 2021 by @Joadja
Dromaius novaehollandiae (Emu) at Canyonleigh - 18 Nov 2020 by GlossyGal
Dromaius novaehollandiae (Emu) at Sutton Forest - 7 Jan 2020 by Margot
Dromaius novaehollandiae (Emu) at Bullio - 30 May 2019 by Margot

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Species information

  • Dromaius novaehollandiae Scientific name
  • Emu Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 669.08m to 757.1m Recorded at altitude
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