The emu is the largest bird native to Australia. They are quite plentiful in South Australia, especially in our northern rural areas. They are a proctected species; a policy brought about following their exinction in Tasmania and a decline in numbers in other parts of Australia.
I am sorry to have to say this but I took this photo at our zoo. I have seen emus in the bush, but it was pre digital photography days so I do not have an image.
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