Re: Australia's most unattractive bird

Subject: Re: Australia's most unattractive bird
From: Stephen Ambrose <>
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 17:47:07 +1000
The EMU is, without a doubt, Australia?s ugliest bird ... very much the
ugly sister of the CASSOWARY and OSTRICH.

It?s bald, drab-coloured and stupid. If you read the latest issue of
Wingspan, you?ll learn that it has one of the smallest bird brains relative
to body size. This explains a lot about its behaviour!

Dr Stephen Ambrose
Research Manager

Birds Australia (Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union)
Australian Bird Research Centre
415 Riversdale Road,
Hawthorn East,
VIC   3123.

Tel:    +61 3 9882 2622
Fax:    +61 3 9882 2677
Email: S. Ambrose <>  (at work)
        <>  (at home)

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