birding-aus emus in wet forest

Subject: birding-aus emus in wet forest
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 10:30:55 +1100 (EST)
Tony's comments about a (semi)-pelagic emu prompted me to ask a question I'd
been meaning to put for some time. On two occasions now I've encountered
emus in very wet sclerophyll forest in far north East Gippsland, just south
of Bendoc on the edge of the Errinundra Plateau.

On both occasions they've burst out the forest (a typical dense tree fern
understorey south-eastern montane forest, dominated by E. denticulata and E.
fastigata from memory), onto the road and disappeared back into it.

It's unique in my experience; any other similar obs or comments?


Ian Fraser, Canberra  
Environment Tours; Vertego Environmental Writing Consultancy
GPO Box 3268, Canberra, ACT 2601
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