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Specie: Emu
Location: Wroc?aw ZOO, Poland

The Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the largest bird native to Australia and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. It is the second-largest extant bird in the world by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. There are three subspecies of Emus in Australia. The Emu is common over most of mainland Australia, although it avoids heavily populated areas, dense forest, and arid areas.

The soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds reach up to 2 metres (6.6 ft) in height. They have long thin necks and legs. Emus can travel great distances at a fast, economical trot and, if necessary, can sprint at 70 km/h (43 mph) for some distance at a time.

They are opportunistically nomadic and may travel long distances to find food; they feed on a variety of plants and insects, but have been known to go for weeks without food. Emus ingest stones, glass shards and bits of metal to grind food in the digestive system. They drink infrequently, but take in copious fluids when the opportunity arises. Emus will sit in water and are also able to swim. They are curious birds who are known to follow and watch other animals and humans. Emus do not sleep continuously at night but in several short stints sitting down.

Date taken: 02.10.2012
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 70-200 mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO
1/80s * F/4.5 * 200mm * ISO800

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  • casa
    casaover 1 year ago

    Just a wonderful expression – great texture – love it!

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  • peaky40
    peaky40over 1 year ago

    Fabulous capture Dominika!

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  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 1 year ago

    Love the face and the bokeh !!!!!

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  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 1 year ago

    Lovely close up!

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  • Janone
    Janoneover 1 year ago

    Very nice close up Dominika. Well captured.
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    Lisa Knechtelover 1 year ago

    Those eyes! Almost child like in their curiosity. Very cool!

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    jozi1over 1 year ago

    Fabuluos shot :)

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