Unusual Behavior of Emus.

To: "birding aus" <>
Subject: Unusual Behavior of Emus.
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 17:58:53 +1000
I think the debate that Lawrie refers to, was in Australian Bird Watcher and maybe carried over into the Bird Observer.
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From: Lawrie Conole <>
To: Bruce Cox <>; Birding Aus <>
Date: Wednesday, 16 July 2003 17:20
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Unusual Behavior of Emus.

Bruce Cox wrote:
Is anyone aware of  any anecdotal or published information of Emus taking carrion?

Not personally Bruce (which doesn't rule it out of course!) - but the other possibility is that they'll go for maggots & whatever other insects might be on/in the carcass.  There was a debate on BA (or in a newsletter) years ago about what a White-faced Heron was eating when seen perched on a roadkill 'roo and apparently probing the carcass.

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