Southern Cassowary
Largest Australian and largest Asian bird
...related to the emu and ostrich
...also closely related to the little kiwi.
Casuarius casuarius
(L 50-75" Wt 37-154 lb)
Mount Hypipamee Nat’l Park
Australia
24Oct2015
IUCN WATCH
LIST STATUS IS
VULNERABLE
Due to habitat
loss, limited
range, and
overhunting.
Horn-like brown casque, measuring 5.1
to 6.7 in. high, sits atop the head.