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Southern Cassowary

Casuarius casuarius


Large flightless bird. It is the largest member of the cassowary family and is the second heaviest bird on earth, at a maximum size estimated at 85 kg and 190 cm tall. Normally this species ranges from 127–170 cm in length. The height is normally 1.5–1.8 m and females average 58.5 kg (129 lb) and males averaging 29–34 kg. Most adult birds will weigh between 17 and 70 kg. (wikipedia)


Distributed in tropical rainforests of Indonesia, New Guinea and northeastern Australia,[6] and it prefers elevations below 1,100 m (3,600 ft) in Australia,[2] and 500 m (1,600 ft) on New Guinea. (Wikipedia)


This was spotted at Taman Safari, Indonesia.

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Bogor, Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta, Indonesia

Spotted on Feb 7, 2013
Submitted on Feb 7, 2013

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