Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Meet the New Mrs--Cassowary, That Is

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.

1 comment:

Linda Rogan said...

What wonderful news. I hope she is traffic wary.