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Emu

Dromaius novaehollandiae

Emus are large, flightless birds that are part of the ratite family, which includes the ostrich and rhea.

measurements

Measurements

Size: 150 - 190cm
Weight: 30 - 55kg

habitat

Habitat

Emus live in the open grasslands and shrublands of Australia.

diet

Diet

These birds are mainly herbivores (plant eaters) and consume fruit and berries. They are also known to eat insects, being particularly fond of caterpillars.

behaviour

Breeding

The female lays around 10 dark green eggs, which the male incubates. The eggs hatch after around 7 weeks and the male then looks after them for up to 7 months.

threat

Conservation

The emu is not endangered in the wild. Their population is currently stable and widely distributed.

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