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Dromaius novaehollandiae
Bird Family :"Emus and Cassowaries"
Description :Uncommon local species. Large, flightless bird, up to 2m tall. Can be solitary, in family groups or in large flocks. Makes deep drumming sounds. Lays from 9 to 20 eggs on the ground, main nest predators are Goannas, Dingoes and feral pigs.
Typical Habitat :Arid inland plains, tropical woodlands. Eats herbage and fruit and sometimes insects, swallows stones to help grind up woody food in the gizzard.
Distribution :Locally abundant throughout mainland Australia. Endemic, only recorded in Australia.
Migration :Resident / breeder. Scattered along Hervey Range and occasionally in the drier country west of Paluma. Main breeding season, April to October.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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