Male running away and grunting after mating

Male running away and grunting after mating
Species: Southern Cassowary   Casuarius casuarius
Author: Phil Gregory
Monday, September 19, 2016
Added to IBC: 21 Sep 2016 - 09:40
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Altitude (m): 
358 meters


The two birds mated down by the small pond for about 2 minutes start to finish around 0800, then as seems to be usual the female leapt up and attacked him, causing him to crash away grunting- you can hear the crashing and then the double grunt here

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Phil Gregory, IBC1274583. Accessible at

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Phil Gregory, IBC1274583. Sound recording of Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius at Cassowary House, Australia. Accessible at

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