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Southern Cassowary

Casuarius casuarius

Description:

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)

Habitat:

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)

Notes:

This was spotted at Taman Safari, Indonesia.

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travellingchez
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travellingchez

Bogor, Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta, Indonesia

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

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