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The emu is the great flightless bird of Australia. It's the second largest bird in the world, smaller only than the ostrich. It stands about 5-feet tall and weighs in at around 120 pounds. Although its flesh is extremely low in fat content, it does carry a large amount of fat on the top of its back. This fat is built up in preparation for nesting season, when the male bird will sit on the nest without eating or drinking for eight weeks.