Does the cassowary sleep?
The cassowary comes from Australia and New Guinea. The Southern cassowary comes from the rainforests of coastal northern Queensland, Australia As well as the rainforests of Papua New Guinea, and the Aru and Seram Islands. The Northern cassowary, or Golden-neck Cassowary, is found in the tropical rainforests of Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya on the island of New Guinea.
The adult cassowary has no natural predators. Its eggs have predators such as lizards and white rats. The biggest danger to the Cassowary today is introduced species such as domestic and wild dogs. eral pigs destroy their nests and compete with the cassowary for food. The greatest threat comes from Man, who has destroyed much of the cassowary's habitat, and whose cars are also responsible for many cassowary deaths.
The Southern cassowary is one of three species of cassowary, a large flightless bird belonging to the group of birds known as 'ratites'. Other ratites include the Southern cassowary of Australia and New Guinea, the kiwi from New Zealand, the ostrich from Africa and the rhea from South America. Ratites have wings but the bones in their chests do not have the capacity for flight muscles, which is what a bird needs to fly. The…
The double-wattled cassowary is also known as the Southern cassowary. It is a flightless bird found in the tropical rainforests of far northern Australia, and on the island of New Guinea. A member of the ratite family, it is related to emus, ostriches, rheas and kiwi. the cassowary is distinguishable by its helmet, or casque, atop its head.