Emu and chicks, Murray-Sunset National Park, Victoria


Emu, Murray-Sunset NP, Victoria

Emu, Murray-Sunset NP, Victoria

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I was quick enough to get a photo of the male, but the chicks were too quick for me and disappeared into the bushy undergrowth before I could photograph them..

For those readers who may not know, the male Emu is the one who sits on the eggs once the female has finished laying the clutch. The female lays between five and eleven eggs in one clutch. Once hatched, the male then cares for the chicks for up the eighteen months.


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