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Re: Emu and ostrich egglaying



>At 06:27 PM 3/24/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>
>>What is the weather in Apr-Jun in Australia?  I'm assuming hot  in
>>the Nothern Territories, because I wonder why they would nest in the
>>winter.
>
>        The weather is fall, going into winter. The eggs take about two and
>a half months to hatch. The weather would be getting more spring-like by
>then. I read that the temps don't get below freezing very often and Emu's
>are very hardy birds. (Don't forget the male continues to be the sole
>caregiver even after they hatch.)


Close, it is actually Autumn going on Winter.

Cheers,

Paul


Dr Paul M.A. Willis
Consulting Vertebrate Palaeontologist
Quinkana Pty Ltd
pwillis@ozemail.com.au