Order Struthioniformes

Family Dromaiidae

Following the taxonomy applied to HBW Alive, derived from the recently published HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, this family is no longer valid and the relevant species are now considered as part of the family Cassowaries, Emus (Casuariidae).
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Vertical Tabs

  • Huge, flightless, three-toed terrestrial birds with long neck and legs.
  • Australia.
  • Open woodland and semi-arid plains.
  • 150-190 cm.
  • 0 genera, 0 species, 0 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    2 species and 1 subspecies extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Folch, A. (2018). Emu (Dromaiidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52187 on 15 October 2018).