Alice Springs Desert Park

ASDP Home | Fauna | Flora | Nature Theatre | Nocturnal House

The Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the second largest bird in the world next to the ostrich, being Australia’s largest living flightless bird. It has height up to 1.9 metres and can weigh more then 45 kg.

The following images of the emu were taken at the Alice Springs Desert Park.

Images © CK Leel / Images © Ausemade PL

For more details on this bird, check out our Fauna > Emu. Additional information on the Emu in Aboriginal culture, can be found under our Aboriginal Symbols section.

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Casuariiformes
  • Family: Casuariidae
  • Genus: Dromaius
  • Species: D. novaehollandiae
  • Binomial name: Dromaius novaehollandiae

ASDP FaunaAmegilla chlorocyanea Bee Australian Boobook Owl Australian Bustard Australian Golden Orb-Weaving Spider Australian Hobby Banded Lapwing Barn Owl Black Kite Black-breasted Buzzard Black-faced Woodswallow Black-fronted Dotterel Bourke’s Parrot Brown Falcon Caper White Butterfly Day Flying Moth Desert Scorpion Dingo Emu Ghost Bat Gidgee Skink Greater Bilby Inland Dotterel Numbat Orange Chat Perentie Potter Wasp Princess Parrot Processionary Caterpillar Rainbow Bee-eater Red-capped Robin Red Kangaroo Short-beaked Echidna Spinifex Hopping Mouse Spinifex Pigeon Splendid Fairy-wren Tawny Frogmouth Thorny Devil Wedge-tailed Eagle Western Bowerbird Western Quoll Whistling Kite White-faced Heron White-winged Fairywren