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An online interactive knowledge test about the emu. Scores answers with the option of correcting if a mistake was made. Simple true - false quiz which can be played alone or with a friend. Ideal for comprehension testing and reinforcing what was learned.... back to aussie animals main page





The emu is the ........ bird and second largest in the world, the ostrich is the largest. It is flightless, has strong legs that are capable of ....... over .....mph. They have brown body feathers, grey white feathers on the breast and a blue skinned head and neck, growing up to 5 ft high. The emu appears frequently in Aboriginal legends and is often painted in Aboriginal carvings. The emu is also a major part of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms.

After mating the female will lay up to eighteen dark green eggs on a large ground nest. Once the eggs are laid the ........ will sit on them until hatched and raise the young. Their diet mainly consists of ....., ....... and ...... Emus are also good swimmers and can cover considerable distances over water. They are a pest to farmers by knocking down fences, eating and trampling crops. They are found Australia wide.

Test your knowledge! Write true or false

The emu is the largest Australian bird.
It can fly at 30mph.
After mating the female hatches the eggs.
Their diet mainly consists of grass, berries and fruit.



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