Almost adult female showing double lobed wattle

Almost adult female showing double lobed wattle
Species: Southern Cassowary   Casuarius casuarius
Author: Phil Gregory
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Added to IBC: 4 Sep 2016 - 07:47
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Altitude (m): 
358 meters


Note the distinctive lobed double wattle that looks a bit like a pair of socks, you can identify individual birds by the combination of casque shape and wattle. She has become the dominant female here now and is mating with the male, most recently yesterday Sept 3.

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Phil Gregory, IBC1270926. Accessible at

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Phil Gregory, IBC1270926. Photo of Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius at Cassowary House, Australia. Accessible at

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