02 November 2011

Emu

According to the fact sheet on this NSW Government website the word emu comes from the Portuguese word 'ema', meaning large bird. This bird stands up to 2 metres tall.

These emus were seen in their natural habitat, on the side of the road, when travelling near the Flinders Ranges in Sth. Australia.




Linking to:
World Bird Wednesday at The Pine River Review

17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they look like walking thatch huts. :)

mick said...

Very nice photos of the emus. I think they always look terrific walking through the bush towards you.

Nadege, said...

Great captures.

Jeanne said...

Pretty amazing looking birds Carole. Hard for me to imagine seeing them along the road. Are there ostrichs also? Have a great day!

Springman said...

Astonishing pictures Carole. Emu's in the wild! What a lovely planet we share!
;-)WBW!

Arija said...

Great shots of them, pity there were no stripy chicks about.

eileeninmd said...

How cool, the Emu are neat looking birds. I would love to see them in the wild. Great shots.

Jedediah said...

It's always weird for me to imagine seeing Australian animals in the wild, I hope I can one day.
They are probably well camouflaged with their feathers in the brown grass.

Gary said...

Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jan Castle said...

Their feathers look soooo fluffy and soft...wonder if they are???
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Jo Bryant said...

i love emus - they are such interesting birds

Pat said...

What awesome birds!

Jean said...

I would love to visit your country and these (and others) birds in the wild. Thanks for sharing!

Pat Ulrich said...

How cool to see them in the wild -- neat shots!

heyBJK said...

Awesome pics of the emu's, Carole!

Larry said...

Beautiful shots of a very interesting bird Carole. It's great to see these huge birds along side the road. In rural Northern California we have several roaming around due to the interest of Emu and Ostrich farming here. I love the Emu's eyes and eye lashes and the drumming noises they make.

Judy said...

Love that first comment!