Rare Sighting

The very rare Hochstetter’s Flamboyant Emu, Dromaius novaehollandiae hochstetteri, long thought extinct, has been spotted in Western Australia.   Second only to the Dropbear in rarity, The Flamboyant Emu is believed to be down to only  a few mating pairs.

Rare sighting

Rare sighting

The emu was thought to be attracted by the shiny chromework of a motorcycle parked while the rider stopped for a pee.  Luckily he had his camera with him, because the bird fled only moments later as  the rider’s friend arrived.

Flamboyant Emu - Dromaius novaehollandiae hochstetteri

Flamboyant Emu – Dromaius novaehollandiae hochstetteri

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