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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About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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