Footprints of the Dromornithidae

From the Pleistocene Genyornis newtoni, that roamed the plains with Australia’s first humans, to the famous Demon Duck of Doom (Dromornis stirtoni), one of the largest birds ever to have walked the earth, the dromornithids have left their impact on the Australian land wherever they wandered. Older dromornithids are represented by footprints in the now-arid interior whilst fossil sand dunes along the southern coast preserve the traces of their more recent relatives.