Emu feathers are less water-resistant than other birds' feathers. The Emu is the second largest bird in the world, the largest being the similar looking, Ostrich.Next
Emu populations vary from decade to decade depending on rainfall.
While the emu population is currently considered stable, drought and wildfires are potential threats that could impact them.
Emu Habitat The Emu is common in mainland Australia but will avoid heavily populated areas, arid land and dense forests.
Emus have soft, long, brown feathers on their plumage which has a shaggy appearance and shorter downy feathers on their heads. Some isolated populations in New South Wales are listed as Endangered due to collisions with vehicles, loss of habitat and the increase of feral dogs and pigs. They follow a seasonal migration pattern, typically north in the summer and south in the winter although eastern emus seem to follow no pattern at all.Next
The eggs are dark green and shiny, with small pits on the surface.
Their feathers are built to beat the heat.Next
They usually travel in pairs although they can form huge flocks.
The female emu lays her eggs on average 11 eggs which are large, thick-shelled and green in color and then leaves the male emu to do the brooding. Create a personalised ads profile.
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But, there is some reasoning here. As the egg laying period approaches, males will lose their appetite and begin to construct a nest using sticks, grass, leaves and bark.
Emus have also been known to eat charcoal.
One eyelid is used for blinking, while the other prevents dust and sand to enter the eyes. The male loses up to one-third of his body weight.Next
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Mating pairs stay together for up to five months, after which females lay large, emerald-green in expansive ground nests.
They swallow small stones called gastroliths or gizzard stones which stay in the gizzard and help grind up food.