well here she is. She seems much larger than the other two female cassowaries we have had here. She has been named "Socks" because of her large, paired wattles. She seems to be a young bird. The feet are not scarred and the casque is smooth and even and without notches that accompany older birds from their trampling in the forest.
This poo sample consists mainly of palm fruits. She returns several times a day to feed as more fruits drop to the ground. Birds and mammals will feed on the exposed seeds and most will be carried off within a few days.
David and family moved to Kuranda, Queensland in 2002, following retirement from CSIRO Canberra, Australia. David, Barbara and an assortment of wildlife live in a rainforest setting. It is their first experience living in the tropics.
David's major interest is Entomology. He continues research in the Orthopteroid insects and is keenly interested in the biology of the rainforest.
This blog is a narrative of observations made in and around Kuranda.
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