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Emu and chicks by water

emu with chicks from outback river in Australia

Emu and chicks at river IMG 0763 - It is the male emu who has the task of raising and tending to his chicks, for his mate's only contribution to the survival of the species is to lay a clutch of eggs. This family group, who had made the Currawinya National Park in outback Queensland their home, arrived, early in the morning, to quench their thirst at the muddy Paroo River that is the artery that brings life to this remote outback region and to its great diversity of wildlife.

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