Australia is the 6th largest country with a population estimated at 23,990,800...making it one of the least densely populated countries.
898 bird species have been recorded as of 2014.
Between 330 and 360 bird species are endemic and therefore Australia is considered the world's greatest hotspot for bird endemism.
Most of the country is semi-arid or desert. but alpine heaths and tropical rain forests are also present.
The Emu is the National Bird.