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Halley and Jason southern cassowary

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guildford public

on 20 May 2013

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Transcript of Halley and Jason southern cassowary

CLASSIFICATION AND HABITAT DIET PREDATOR REPRODUCTION information from APPEARENCE The Southern Cassowary's neck is blue and the fore neck is light blue and has a black body. The Southern Cassowary has a greyish helmet to protect it from their prey. Both male and female Southern Cassowary look very identical. The young Cassowary are not identical to the adult Cassowary. The young Cassowary is much more browner than the adult Cassowary. CLASSIFICATION Southern Cassowaries mostly feeds onfruit that has fallen on the ground. Cassowaries could also eat snails up to small, dead animals. Cassowaries normally feed alone, If a male and female meet, the male would move away as the female is dominant. If a male meets another male, they have a stand off where both birds stand tall, fluff up their feathers and rumble at each other until one retreats. The Southern Cassowary http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Casuarius-casuarius BY HALLEY AND JASON HABITAT The southern Cassowary are related to emus. They belong in a kingdom named Animalia and the phylum is Chordata. Their Genus is Casuarius and Order is Casuariformes. also they belong in a family called Casuaridae. The Southern Cassowary is native to New Guinea and Queensland in the Daintree Forest. They also live in East Indonesia. Cassowaries habitat are very dense so it is very difficult to detect one. If you didn't know, Cassowaries live alone. Some Cassowaries may live in human's habitation seeking food. The Southern Cassowary is killed by vehicles and dogs. The population is mostly destroyed by pigs. The pigs could eat the cassowaries diet, eat baby eggs or destroy the Southern cassowary's habitat. Humans could feed the cassowaries it increases the incidents because the cassowaries will return for food but they will be killed. The female Southern Cassowary could pick a male and lays a clutch of eggs and leaves the male in charge of the incubation. While the female moves away it could breed with another male. When the females breeds with a parental male then the male will get aggressive.
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