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The Emu is the second largest bird by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich and it is endemic to Australia where it is the largest native bird. It prefers life in woodlands, scrublands, grasslands and forests. Emus can travel great distances, and when necessary can sprint at 50 km/h (31 mph). The plumage of the emu varies in colour due to environmental factors, giving the bird a natural camouflage. Feathers of emus in more arid areas with red soils have a rufous tint while birds residing in damp conditions are generally darker in hue
Up to 190 cm
Up to 40 Kg
Life Span in Wild:
Desert, savannah, forest
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What Do I Eat?
Mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects, wood, bark, seeds, grains fruit