Southern cassowary

Southern cassowary
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Wild individual seen in Kuranda, Queensland
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Infraclass: Palaeognathae
Order: Casuariiformes
Family: Casuariidae
Genus: Casuarius
C. casuarius
Binomial name
Casuarius casuarius
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Native distribution of the southern cassowary

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The southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius), also known as double-wattled cassowary, Australian cassowary or two-wattled cassowary,[3] is a large flightless black bird. It is one of the three living species of cassowary, alongside the dwarf cassowary and the northern cassowary. It is a ratite and therefore related to the emu, ostriches, rheas and kiwis.

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference DESQLD was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ BirdLife International (2018). "Casuarius casuarius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22678108A131902050. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22678108A131902050.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  3. ^ Davies, S.J.J.F. (2003). "Cassowaries". In Hutchins, Michael (ed.). Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. Vol. 8 Birds I Tinamous and Ratites to Hoatzins (2nd ed.). Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group. pp. 75–79. ISBN 0-7876-5784-0.

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