Diurnal, Regular seasonal migrations. Usually pair between summer and autumn and remain together for about 5 months.
Grassland, Forest, Woodland, Wetlands, Grassy plains; open woodland; open forest.
Photo Goomardeer River, NT.
April to November. Usually nine eggs, dark green in colour. Male incubates the eggs, starting before the female has completed the clutch. Female wanders off immediately after laying the clutch. Male sits continuously during the 8 weeks required for incubation, and looks after the chicks for as long as 18 months.
Kakadu National Park
Omnivore, Grasses; caterpillars and grasshoppers; fruits and flowers.
|| Dromaius novaehollandiae
|| Near Threatened
|| Stands up to 2 m. high.
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