Re: RFI wild Emu's in Sydney

Subject: Re: RFI wild Emu's in Sydney
From: e finley <>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 16:38:19 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all
The Emus in the ADI site in western Sydney are definitely still there and can 
often be seen from the Northern Road (and probably other roads adjoining the 
site) at the Cambridge Gardens/Cranebrook area, along with mobs of Eastern Grey 
Kangaroos. I have never seen any Red Kangaroos from the site fringes - they are 
listed as there but introduced on the fauna list at the Save the ADI website
This site does not list the Emu as being introduced here, and there seems no 
reason why this species should not have thrived in this area pre European 
settlement - given there are historical records all the way to the Sydney 
coastline. Unless there is some kind of documented reference to an introduction 
this subject should be treated carefully, as it could be an element in the 
ongoing efforts to save sections of this site from development. The site 
appears to contain some of the last extensive remnants of Cumberland Plain 
woodland, and the site has a bird list (likely incomplete, especially given the 
limited access) of over 120 species including Black Bittern, Diamond Firetail, 
Speckled Warbler, Aust Owlet-nightjar, as well as other vulnerable flora and 


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