Behaviour of southern cassowary casuarius casuarius towards intruders

Marianne D. Keller (2009) Behaviour of southern cassowary casuarius casuarius towards intruders. The Sunbird: Journal of the Queensland Ornithological Society,, 39 2: 49-53.

Author Marianne D. Keller
Title Behaviour of southern cassowary casuarius casuarius towards intruders
Formatted title
Behaviour of southern cassowary casuarius casuarius towards intruders
Journal name The Sunbird: Journal of the Queensland Ornithological Society,   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1037-258X
Publication date 2009-12
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 39
Issue 2
Start page 49
End page 53
Total pages 5
Editor David Rounsevell
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Queensland Ornithological Society
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) attacks on humans have been described, however very little information can be found about territorial defense behaviour, agonistic behaviours and displays of this species. Southern Cassowaries were observed in north Queensland, in captivity and in audiovisuals on the internet. A range of behaviours, including low intensity agonistic displays are described. This information may help people who encounter a cassowary, to properly interpret the intent of a bird stressed by their presence, and therefore avoid confrontation. Further research into the behaviour of this interesting but endangered species is much needed.
Keyword Cassowaries
Casuariiformes
Animal behavior -- Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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