The female was sat down in the shade, and the male walked in looking quite agitated, all fluffed up. He went to the drinking / bath, bent forward and then gave this deep guttural call, which was repeated 6 times over about 3 minutes, with the female stood up nearby. I thought a mating event might be about to occur, but it came to nothing and they wandered off eventually
Including Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville
All of the 943 species known to occur are covered, including the extraordinarily high total of 456 endemics, as well as 5 introduced species, 2 species yet to be formally described and a separate appendix with 75 vagrants. Subspecies are listed also to give a comprehensive overview of the remarkable regional avifauna.
CitationPhil Gregory, IBC1281217. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1281217.
Phil Gregory, IBC1281217. Sound recording of Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius at Cassowary House, Australia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1281217.
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