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Waytitj are common in areas around Perth including peri-urban farmland and the Perth hills.

Bushland Bushland Birds Heathland

Noongar Names: Waytitj

Scientific Name: Dromaius novaehollandiae

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Not applicable

Will they visit?: Only within peri-urban areas or the hills of Perth

Natural Distribution: Common throughout the South West and outer Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Thickets of vegetation

Diet: Fruits, seeds, fresh foliage, and invertebrates

Water: Large ponds and dams

ReWild Benefit: Seed dispersal, pest control

ReWild Benefits

Emus are the ‘gardeners of the bush’ as they disperse seeds across our bushland habitats. Visit BirdLife Australia if you want to know more about emus. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood, you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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