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Nicola's Cassowary prezi

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Nicola C

on 23 September 2013

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The Cassowary can grow between 1-2meters the female and male cassowary are similar but the females are bigger than the males
The Cassowary
has a
casque on top of it's head (pronounced c-a-sk)
the Casque is spongy inside and gets taller as the cassowary grows and gets older
the cassowary do not mate for life or make a permanent bond
The mating season for cassowaries is June to October and is the only time cassowaries aren't solitary females may mate with more than one male at a time
cassowary eggs can be different green shades and is larger than an emu's eggs
each long, heavy, strong legs have three toes on the end of it's feet with the middle being a dagger shaped claw at 12cm long
baby cassowaries are called chicks when the chicks have hatched they are striped dark brown and a creamy white
the females can weigh up to 76kg and males can weigh up to 55kg
after three to six months the stripes on the back fade and the plumage changes to brown as the chick matures the plumage darken and the casque, wattles and neck begin to show some colour. cassowaries reach maturity at three years of age
the cassowary is a frugivore (fruit eater) and they prefer fallen fruit but will eat small vertebrates
the incubation
period is 50 days
and the eggs are
incubated by the
males who gard the eggs
and raise the chick
the female will lay 3-5
eggs at a time
the chicks learn to look after
themselves from 8-18 months when being chased away from male
other animals
will eat
cassowary's dung
which will then
spreed further
the cassowary will
swallow the fruit whole
be passed out to the dung
and digest the pulp and
the seeds unharmed will be
large piles of dung
the cassowary is found
in Queensland in the wet
tropics and Cape York
there are three living species
of cassowary the Southern Cassowary is from new Guinea and Australia, the Northern Cassowary which is also called the Single-Wattled cassowary which is from New guinea and New Britain and the Dwarf Cassowary which is from New Guinea
I got my information from
Points of interest
the cassowary's
dung contains
lots of seeds which
will then grow and
if we didn't have
cassowaries then
our rainforests
wouldn't be able to
The cassowary has coarse hair-like feathers with no barbules, and also lacks tail feathers. Its wing stubs carry a small number of long, modified quills which curve around the body
the cassowary's family is Casuariidae
(cassowaries and emus)
the cassowary's species name
is Casuarius casuarius johnsonii
the cassowary is Australia's
heaviest flightless bird

the cassowary is a
flightless bird its wing
stubs carry a small
number of long, modified
quills which curve around
the body
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