NT Conservation Status
Head and body Up to 1.9m tall
Weight 18-60 kg
Length 1.39-1.64mFactsheet Emu
Large unmistakable soft-feathered, brown, flightless bird with long thin neck and legs.
They are opportunistically nomadic and may travel long distances to find food; they feed on a variety of plants and insects. Females are usually larger than males.
After mating, females leave the males to incubate up to 11 eggs for 56 days. At hatching, chicks are about 20cm tall, striped and stay with the males for 7 months for protection..
Emus live in most habitats across Australia, but most common in areas of open forest and savannah woodland.
Vehicles, fire, feral dogs, feral pigs, humans