Daily Prompt: Elegant

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Elegant Wattle Acacia victoria, Arkaroola South Australia

Whilst emus are one of our more well known birds they do not fit the definition of elegant. However, the medium size shrub behind the emu is an Elegant Wattle (Acacia victoriae). Elegant Wattle is also not particularly elegant although it is quite attractive when in flower (bright yellow). It is native to the arid and semi arid parts of Australia, and is really really prickly.


3 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Elegant”

    1. We have peacocks here too but they are an introduced species. Emu’s only occur here in Australia. They are a very large, fast flightless bird with the brain the size of a pea. One of their claims to fame is that the males incubate the eggs and rear the chicks. Never get between an emu and its young. Those long legs and big feet aren’t just for running!

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