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large black flightless bird of Australia and New Guinea having a horny head crest

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Related to emus, another kind of flightless bird, cassowaries can reach a staggering height of 6 feet and can weigh up to a whopping 167 pounds, making them the second heaviest birds in the world after ostriches.
Cassowaries are native to the tropics of Australia and New Guinea.
I started a group called Mission Beach Cassowaries to involve the whole community in sharing information to identify, track and record cassowary sightings.
Fragmented rainforest on the coast and Atherton Tablelands provides critical habitats for rare and endangered species such as cassowaries, mahogany gliders and tree-kangaroos.
My birds sound so boring compared to emus, ostriches, kiwis, rheas, and cassowaries, don't you think?
Other researchers have suggested that whales, rhinos, and big birds called cassowaries can create or pick up infrasound.
Cassowaries live solitary lives in the rain forests of Papua New Guinea and Australia, and Mack proposes that their deep sounds reach neighbors and potential mates through thick vegetation.
This property had been described as critical habitat for cassowaries previously.
This concerns legitimate and strategic violence through the linking of cassowaries to warfare.
The West classifies bats as mammals and cassowaries as birds; Karam classifies (flightless) cassowaries as animals and (flying) bats as birds.
Because of the lodge design, he visitor catches a rare glimpse into the wondrous world of tree palms, possums, iridescent blue Ulysses butterflies and hard-to-spot cassowaries. Raised walkway platforms have been designed to provide maximum vantage points while keeping visitors off the forest floor.
Almost 800 species of trees are found in the dense jungles, along with 130 species of birds, such as the brightly colored, noisy pitta with its characteristic "walk-to-work' whistle, parrots, warblers, robins, cockatoos, and the flightless cassowaries, which sometimes stand more than five feet tall and which can kick a person to death with huge toes tipped with degger-like nails.
Cassowaries are similar to emus and stand up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall and weigh up to 130 pounds (60 kilograms), with black body feathers and bright blue heads and necks.