• largest bird native to Australia
  • second-largest bird in the world by height
  • soft-feathered
  • brown
  • flightless bird
  • reaches up 6 ft 7 inches in height
  • common over most of mainland Australia
  • avoids heavily populated areas, dense forest and arid areas
  • can sprint at 31 mph
  • nomadic (may travel long distances to find food)
  • feed on a variety of plants and insects