Casuarius N. Hollandiae
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Some authorities recognize races woodwardi#R (NW Australia) and/or rothschildi#R (SW Australia), but nomadic nature of species, together with changeable nature of feather coloration in connection with age and bleaching, argue against validity of any races on mainland Australia#R. Race †diemenensis, of Tasmania, extinct since c. 1865 (since 1845 in the wild). Extinct species †D. minor#R (previously known as D. ater, but this is a synonym of novaehollandiae#R), of King I, and †D. baudinianus#R (previously D. diemenianus, but that name not applicable#R#R), of Kangaroo I, have been considered races of present species#R. One extant subspecies recognized.
Introduced to Kangaroo I (off South Australia) and, unsuccessfully, to Maria I (off E Tasmania).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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