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Emu

Dromaius novaehollandiae

Description:

The Emu is the largest bird native to Australia and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. It is the second-largest extant bird in the world by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. Emus are large birds. The largest can reach up to 150 to 190 centimetres (59–75 in) in height, 1 to 1.3 metres (3.3–4.3 ft) at the shoulder. Emus weigh between 18 and 55 kilograms (40 and 121 lb).[16][17][18] Females are usually larger than males by a small amount, but are substantially wider across the rump.[19

Notes:

Seen at the Central Florida Zoo

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2 Comments

matthew.mckirby
matthew.mckirby 9 years ago

Brilliant photo

KristaHerman
KristaHerman 9 years ago

I like this shot, there is something comical about his look in this picture.

July Llanes
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Spotted on Jan 15, 2012
Submitted on Jan 29, 2012

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