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Dark Rarity Casuarius casuarius <br />
Better known as the Southern Cassowary is a very rare member of Ratite group (Emus, Ostrich, Moa, etc) with only about 2000 left in the rainforests of North Queensland. Their numbers continue to decrease due to habitat destruction.<br />
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Camera: Nikon D700<br />
Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 @f2.8<br />
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Dark Rarity

Casuarius casuarius
Better known as the Southern Cassowary is a very rare member of Ratite group (Emus, Ostrich, Moa, etc) with only about 2000 left in the rainforests of North Queensland. Their numbers continue to decrease due to habitat destruction.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 @f2.8
Shutter: 1/1000s

    comments (5)

  1. Welcome to JungleDragon! Nice portrait, where did you take this picture? Posted 4 years ago
  2. This one has "pro" written all over it, the lighting and exposure is spectacular. Do gives us more! This one is promoted to the homepage, welcome to JungleDragon! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you, I try. Photo was taken with available light at the Rockhampton Zoo Aviary. I am impressed by the sites quality images and will hopefully be adding to them shortly. Posted 4 years ago
      1. Looking forward to it, thanks for explaining. Posted 4 years ago
  3. This is stunning, I love it and such remarkable birds too Posted 4 years ago

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The Southern Cassowary also known as Double-wattled Cassowary, Australian Cassowary or Two-wattled Cassowary, is a large flightless black bird. It is a ratite and therefore related to the Emu, Ostrich, and the genus ''Rhea''.

Similar species: Struthioniformes
Species identified by djdrphoto
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By djdrphoto

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Uploaded Jun 10, 2014. Captured Dec 29, 2011 13:30 in 100 Spencer Street, West Rockhampton QLD 4700, Australia.
  • NIKON D700
  • f/2.8
  • 1/800s
  • ISO800
  • 200mm