Thursday, December 8, 2016

Emu and Nest in Australia

Emu and Nest

The sender writes:
Dear Darrell:
I lost my list of addresses and found it only yesterday. Sorry not to have sent this from Australia
We had a fine trip but glad to be home.

This 'real photo' postcard is from1938.

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Emu breeding takes place in May and June, and fighting among females for a mate is common. The male does the incubation; during this process he hardly eats or drinks and loses a significant amount of weight. The eggs hatch after around eight weeks, and the young are nurtured by their fathers. 

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