Common Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae
Emu, Wilson's Promontory, Victoria, Australia, April 2006 - click for larger image Australia
February / April 2006

The Common Emu is distributed throughout most of mainland Australia in a wide variety of habitats including woodland, grassland and scrub though it avoids very dry areas and settlements.

Emu, Wilson's Promontory, Victoria, Australia, April 2006 - click for larger image It is flightless, stands almost 2 metres tall and weighs up to 55 kilos. It feeds on seeds, fruit, grasses and insects.
Emu, Victoria, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image
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