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Subject: Emus
From: "Ninderry" <>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 15:21:06 +1000
Regarding the discussion about emus in southeast Queensland, I recorded them
at Beerwah, on the mainland at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast and in
line with the northern end of Bribie Island, in the late-1970s. I wonder if
they still occur anywhere else in the region south of Cooloola, where they
appear to be persisting in small numbers. Interesting also to speculate on
the cause of the bird's demise in places like Bribie and Beerwah, as the
habitat is essentially still okay.

Greg Roberts


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Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 15:35:53 +1000

From: Trevor Ford <>

Subject: Emus on Bribie Island

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Chris Sanderson has asked about the status of Emus on Bribie Island (50 km
north of Brisbane, SEQ). Over the last twelve years the population of 15-20
individuals has dwindled to just one and the last time I saw this bird was
in May 2009. However, reports still persist and I heard of a sighting a few
weeks ago of three birds. I have no idea who, or how reliable, the observer
is but it would be difficult to misidentify an Emu wouldn't it? (Note that
although I've never seen an Ostrich on Bribie Island a tame Peacock goes
walkabout every now and then.)

Cheers - Trevor.


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