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The Emu

6 days ago   |   By Ornithology

The Emu , another ratite , is the second-largest living bird after the Ostrich and the largest bird species in Australia where it is found almost all over.
Officially, the Spotted or Larger Emu, it is generally just called the Emu because there is only the one species. An adult Emu stands 60-76 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds, females being the larger sex. Unlike the ostrich, the plumage of the sexes is similar. With its rudimentary wings, heavy and compact body and large, powerful three-toed feet, they are quite fast runners at about 30 mph and if cornered, kick with their...
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