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

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Only then can a sustainable tourism industry support the future of Mission Beach, the community and our beautiful cassowaries.
The organisation Rainforest Rescue recently reported that local research (by Les Moore) suggests population estimates of cassowaries in Mission Beach and other locations may have been overestimated by six times the real number because of small survey areas.
Reciprocal ecosystem impact and behavioural interactions between cassowaries, Casuarius casuarius, and humans, Homo sapiens: Exploring the natural-human interface and its implications for endangered species recovery in North Queensland, Australia.
It is known as resis in Tok Pisin as it involves the competitive killing of animals, ideally cassowaries.
Despite the notable resurgences of warfare, cassowaries are linked to a fundamental change--the Anganen attitude to pacification.
Protection of cassowaries is an important, challenging and complex issue and I am very conscious of the need to take action.
Mr Bailey said efforts to protect cassowaries will not end with the trial.
The full list of species that need to be registered covers chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, partridges, pheasants, quail, pigeons reared for meat, cassowaries, emus, ostriches, rheas and kiwis.
Exotic varieties of animals such as cassowaries may feature, and in one event the subclan of a deceased big man pooled their money in order to purchase a cow for the occasion.
The possibility of exotic animals in warfare and big man death feasts such as cassowaries and cows masculinise the event further.
This year's World Series includes two teams named Orioles plus teams called the Lyric Cassowaries, the Wandering Tattlers, Wild Bird Center of America ReTailed Hawks, the Not Too Swifts, the Wrending Talons, and the Green Mountain Goatsuckers.
Their life-world is well known to Melanesianists via their immediate relatives, the Umeda people, who acquired anthropological renown due to the work of the late Alfred Gell (Metamorphosis of the Cassowaries, 1975).
There are four suborders of ratites: rheas, ostriches, cassowaries and emus, and kiwis.
Some other birds, including emus, chickens, cassowaries and grouse, have a "hindgut" structure beyond their regular stomach to digest occasional fibrous meals.