Found in Australia and the Malay Archipeligo. A flightless bird, smaller than an ostrich or emu but apparently is notoriously vicious and a fast runner (up to 30 mph/48 kph. It is mainly nocturnal and lives on fruit and berries and sometimes insects and small animals. A handsome creature. I think it looks as though it is wearing a red bow tie.
I took this photo in Adelaide Zoo a few years ago. My grandson (then about 7 years old) was with me and the bird seemed to be very interested in him. Wherever J moved to the bird followed. I was glad it couldn't get to us although I do feel sorry for the caged creatures.
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