Emu. 30 Energizing Facts about Emus

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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.

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While the emu population is currently considered stable, drought and wildfires are potential threats that could impact them.

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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.

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Their feathers are built to beat the heat.

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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.

8 Amazing Emu Facts

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.

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30 Energizing Facts about Emus

Mating pairs stay together for up to five months, after which females lay large, emerald-green in expansive ground nests.