Cassowaries

Cassowaries are large flightless birds that are native to New Guinea.

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How do you pronounce cassowary?

It is pronounced cas-uh-wear-ee

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What do cassowaries eat?

Cassowaries are considered to be frugivores, or fruit-eating birds, and while their preferred food is fallen fruit, they have also been known to eat small reptiles, dead mammals and even birds. Their wide range of foods also includes:

  • seeds
  • fungi
  • berries
  • snails
  • insects

Cassowaries feed on the fruit of up to 238 species of plants.

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What structural adaptations does the cassowary have?

The Cassowary has thick course feathers that help with protecting the bird from the thick dense vegetation of the rainforest.

The hard top on it's head is used as a shovel and for protection.

Sharp claws for digging for food and as weaponary.

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How do you draw a cassowary?

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What is a cassowary?

The cassowary is a large flightless bird native to New Guinea, northern Australia and islands in between. It is a member of the ratite family, which includes the ostrich, emu, rhea and kiwi. 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 cassowary is the second-heaviest of the ratites, and its wings are also too small by comparison to lift it.

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Do cassowaries eat insects?

Yes.

Cassowaries are omnivores, and while their preferred food is fallen fruit, they have also been known to eat small reptiles, insects and invertebrates, dead mammals and even birds. Their wide range of foods also includes:

  • seeds
  • fungi
  • berries
  • snails
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What do the emu the cassowary and the ostrich have in common?

These birds are all flightless birds belonging to a group of birds called "ratites". Ratites are found almost exclusively within the Southern Hemisphere. 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.

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Do cassowaries migrate or hibernate?

There is no Australian or New Guinean bird that hibernates.

The cassowary does not migrate regularly, but it is believed that populations of some species of cassowaries may migrate to different altitudes depending on the season. The dwarh cassowary, for example, is believed to migrate.

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Does the cassowary have enemies?

Cassowaries do not have any natural enemies. Humans represent the main threat to them.

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What was first described as new holland cassowary?

Emu

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How do cassowaries protect themselves?

A cassowary has a hard helmet on top of its head, and powerful legs with very sharp claws. They are well-matched for native predators, but can be run to death by dogs.

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Is the Cassowary dangerous?

when they are fearful of their chicks safety the male cassowary jump and kick out with his feet. the middle toe of each foot has a 6 inch or 15cm long razor sharp toenail which can cut through human tissue quite easily. they have been six recorded deaths due to injuries inflicted by cassowaries since white settlement of Australia

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Do cassowaries live in the forests of Australia and New Guinea?

Yes, they do (tropical forests).

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What is the cassowary related to?

The cassowary is one of the ratites, a particular group of flightless birds. Other members of this group, and therefore birds related to the cassowary, are the emu, kiwi,ostrich and rhea.

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What is the weight of the cassowary?

Adult Southern Cassowaries are 1.5 to 1.8 metres (59-71 in) tall, although some females may reach 2 metres (79 in), and weigh 58.5 kilograms (129 lb).

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How do southern cassowaries breathe?

The Southern Cassowary (like all birds) has a pulmonary system where the lungs and the mouth are all connected.

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What do these organisms have in common cassowary emu kiwi and rhea?

They are all members of the Class Aves. More specifically, they are all flightless birds, belonging to a group of birds called "ratites". Ratites are found almost exclusively within the Southern Hemisphere.

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What behavioural Adaptations does the Cassowary have?

What are the behavioural adaptations of the Cassowary

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What are the cassowaries enemies?

the enemies of cassowaries are dogs and people that has guns and cars because they can get run over by cars or hunted down. They are hunt down because they are dangerous to people.

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Do cassowaries have fur or feathers?

They're birds - they have feathers.

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Is a cassowary an omnivore?

The cassowary is usually classified as a frugivore, as its primary food source is fallen fruits. The cassowary feeds on the fruits of over 230 different plant species. However, it may be regarded as an omnivore, as it also eats fungi, shoots, seeds, invertebrates and even small vertebrates.

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Does cassowary walk backwards?

No

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What is the height of a cassowary?

The height of an adult cassowary depends on its species. The Southern Cassowary is the largest of these birds. The female is bigger than the male: it can be over 2 metres tall while the male ranges from 1.5 to 1.8m in height.

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I talk to people about my problems.

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Where is a cassowary located?

Cassowarys are large, flightless birds that live in New Guinea.

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