Appearance[change | change source]
This is the largest bird in Australia that can fly. (The emu is larger but does not fly.) It is 1.3 metres tall and its wings stretch 2.5 metres from end to end. Its feathers are light gray except under the chin, and there is some red skin on its neck. it has long black legs.
Young brolgas are darker gray with no red or black.
Habitat and food[change | change source]
The brolga looks for food in swamps and other wetlands. It will put its head all the way under the water. It can look for food in drier places, like grasslands and farms, but it goes to wetlands when it can.
Breeding[change | change source]
Threats[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- BirdLife International. "Brolga: Grus rubicunda". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22692067A93335916. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22692067A93335916.en. Retrieved September 3, 2021.
- "Brolga - profile". New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage. April 2, 2020. Retrieved September 3, 2021.