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Genus: Casuarius

[edit] Description

Three large, flightless species from Australia and New Guinea.
All three share a casque or helmet on top of their head. Two species also have wattles.

[edit] Taxonomy

Casuarius is a genus in the family Casuariidae.
The closest relative of this genus is the Emu.

Genus Casuarius viewedit
C. casuarius Southern Cassowary
C. bennetti Dwarf Cassowary
C. unappendiculatus Northern Cassowary

[edit] References

  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 1992. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Ostrich to Ducks. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334108

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