As Australia's largest bird, the Emu can grow to over 1.9 metres yet unlike most birds, the Emu's little wings cannot support the weight of the bird, disabling it from flying. Found only in Australia, the Emu is characterised by its long cascades of feathers. Its population is concentrated in inland New South Wales. Along with the Kangaroo, the Emu appears on Australia's Coat of Arms.
Objects from the Australian Museum collection