Southern Cassowary
In tropical rainforests of Indonesia, New
Guinea and northeastern Australia...eats
fruit, fungi, insects and small vertebrates.
Casuarius casuarius
(L 50-75" Wt 37-154 lb)
Mount Hypipamee
Nat’l Park
With its thick, powerful
three-toed feet
equipped with a lethal
dagger-like claw (4.7 in)
on the inner toe, this is
a scary bird to meet up
close...and we did.