The Cassowary is a large flightless bird native to the tropical rainforests of New Guinea and Northeast Australia. The Cassowaries scientific name is Casuaris casuaris.
The Cassowary is the second tallest and second heaviest bird in the world, only the ostrich is taller and heavier. It has long, black, glossy feathers and a bright, blue neck with two turkey like wattles attached to it. On the top of its head it has a bone like casque and two beady orange eyes. The Cassowary also has a long black pointy beak and two long grey legs with black dagger like claws and the end of all three toes.
The three species of Cassowary exists in the tropical rainforests of New Guinea, the surrounding islands near New Guinea and North Australia.
The Cassowary lives manly on fruit witch they can find on the ground or low branches. They also eat fungi, frogs, insects and other small animals.
Female Cassowaries normally lay tree bluish- greenish eggs at a time. The mother makes a large, camouflaged nest to make her eggs safe from predators. When females lay her eggs the males incubates the eggs and look after the babies are old enough to survive by themselves.
Cassowaries are flightless so they walk on their two strong legs.
Cassowaries produce a variety of different calls, according to their mood or activity they are carrying out. During nesting the Cassowary is normally quiet. But when they do call it is normally bellow human hearing.