Mating on the beach.

Mating on the beach.
Species: Southern Cassowary   Casuarius casuarius
Author: Jonathan Munro
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Added to IBC: 7 Aug 2014 - 15:56
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Altitude (m): 
2 meters


Photo from HBW World Bird Photo Contest 2014

Submitted by on's picture

I doubt very much that this photo was taken on Cairns Esplanade (as marked on map). Cassowaries extinct in Cairns region for some time. Plus location as marked is full of buildings, traffic, paths, people and dogs etc.

Submitted by Ferran Gil (HBW editor) on
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The map doesn't show a precise marker. This photo cames from HBW World Bird Photo Contest 2014, and the locality field was given as "Cairns, Queensland, Australia".
The IBC shows a map for Cairns, but it shouldn't be taken as a precise indication that the photo was taken there, in the middle of the city, of course. It would be even worst if the locality was given as "Australia", because the map would display the circle in the middle of the island!

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Jonathan Munro, IBC1063297. Accessible at

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Jonathan Munro, IBC1063297. Photo of Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius at Cairns, Australia. Accessible at

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