Singapore - Jurong Bird Park: Emu

posted Oct 9, 2011, 3:22 AM by Prashant Bhattacharji   [ updated Oct 28, 2011, 4:39 AM ]
Jurong Bird Park, Singapore - Emu
Jurong Bird Park, Singapore - Emu

The Emu ( Clicked at Jurong Bird Park, Singapore )

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