#WingedJewels . . . The long distance runner


“The emu is the second-largest living bird by height,
after its ratite relative, the ostrich.
It is endemic to Australia where it is the largest native bird
and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius.
Emus can travel great distances, and when necessary can sprint at 50 km/h (31 mph); they forage for a variety of plants and insects,
but have been known to go for weeks without eating.
They drink infrequently, but take in copious amounts of water
when the opportunity arises.”









photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/people/0ystercatcher/
Text & image source: The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees https://web.facebook.com/allaboutthebirdsandthebeestheflowersandthetrees/


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