We report here new AMS radiocarbon dates and amino acid racemisation data on cassowary (Casuarius
sp.) eggshell from Kria and Toe Caves, obtained as part of a broader study of eggshell biogeochemistry currently underway by SJC and GHM.
This professional studied the endangered cassowary (Casuarius casuarius
They hunt using traditional methods and target the agile wallaby (Macropus agilis), the wild boar (Sus scrofa), and the cassowary (Casuarius casuarius
Cassowaries (Casuarius casuarius
) and some small mammals (e.g., the musky rat kangaroo Hypsiprymnodon moschatus) may disperse a few seeds, but other than by fruits rolling downhill, seed dispersal appears to be minimal.
These birds include the shiyort dwarf cassowary (Casuarius
bennetti), the wola'uw purple ground dove (Gallicolumba jobiensis), the ibiyabuwk cinnamon ground dove (Gallicolumba rufigula), and Goldie's lorikeet (Psitteuteles goldiei).
Distance and nonrandomness of seed dispersal by the Dwarf Cassowary (Casuarius
Seeds of Aglaia flavida ingested by dwarf cassowaries (Casuarius
bennetti) were deposited in favorable sites up slope from parent trees, thereby facilitating population expansion (Mack, 1995).