Casuarius


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Related to Casuarius: cassowary, Casuariidae
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Noun1.Casuarius - type and sole genus of the Casuaridae: cassowariesCasuarius - type and sole genus of the Casuaridae: cassowaries
bird genus - a genus of birds
Casuaridae, family Casuaridae - a family of large ostrich-like birds including cassowaries
cassowary - large black flightless bird of Australia and New Guinea having a horny head crest
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Cassowaries (Casuarius casuarius) are large, solitary, flightless birds native to the tropical forests and wetlands of New Guinea, northeastern Australia, East Nusa Tenggara, and the Maluku Islands.
Elevated sodium concentrations have been linked to the use of soils by Peruvian Parrots and Macaws (Brightsmith et al., 2008; Powell et al., 2009), while high levels of calcium and iron have been found in soils used by Maroon-fronted Parrots (Rhynchopsitta tenisi) and Cassowaries (Casuarius bennetti) (Symes et al., 2006; Valdes-Pena et al., 2008).
Low frequency vocalizations by cassowaries (Casuarius spp.).
While the Late Pleistocene age of the basal deposit in Toe Cave was previously suggested, new AMS radiocarbon dates on Casuarius eggshell confirm occupation from 24,000 cal BP.