large flightless bird native to Australia
Common clues: Big
bird; Flightless bird; Low-fat meat; Aussie with six toes;
Grounded bird; It'll never fly; Exotic farmbird; Cassowary kin;
Once a month
in English language:
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which, in Latin, means "fast-footed New Hollander",
referring to Australia, whose old name was New Holland) is the
largest bird native to Australia and, after the Ostrich, the
second-largest bird that survives today.
inhabits most of the less-populated areas of the continent,
avoiding only dense forest and severe desert. Like all birds in
the Ratite group, it is flightless, although unlike some it does
have tiny wings hidden under the feathers.
soft-feathered, brown birds reach 1.5 to 2 metres in height and
weigh up to 60 kilograms, with the male marginally smaller.
are opportunistically nomadic and follow rain, feeding on grains,
flowers, fruit, soft shoots, insects, grubs, and whatever else is
available. They are able to travel great distances at a fast,
economical trot and, if need be, can sprint at 50 km/h.
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