Emu

The Emu is the largest bird inhabiting Australia. Emus can run up to 40 mph for short bursts, and their stride can be up to nine feet. They are also excellent swimmers.

After the female lays her eggs it is the male who incubates them and raises the brood. A female may mate with more than one male in a season.

Australia

At A Glance

Habitat

Grassy plains and dry open forests

Diet

Fruits, flowers, insects, seeds, and green vegetation

Location

Australia except rainforests and cleared land