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  • n. Plural form of cassowary.

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Examples

  • This is a place of frogs, bowerbirds, cockatoos and parrots, where 120 pound flightless birds called cassowaries are king and wild pigs roam free.

    Danna Harman: Searching for Cannibals

  • A mangrove swamp might seem odd habitat for a cassowary, but records from the 1930s report sightings of cassowaries sitting in shallow mangrove water, letting fish swim into their long, bristle-like feathers.

    Birdology

  • Local people know cassowaries well, for they hunt them.

    Birdology

  • He has been studying the cassowaries here, in this six-square-kilometer tract of Wooroonooran National Park, for twelve years.

    Birdology

  • And for many dozens of fruiting species, cassowaries are the only creatures in the forest doing so; most of the seeds that pass through their gut are so big no other animal could possibly swallow them.

    Birdology

  • But when the cassowaries do, they transport seeds, in some cases hundreds of meters away from the parent plant, often uphill, where the seeds could never roll on their own, and essentially plant them in a neat packet of fertilizer.

    Birdology

  • Alas, cassowaries in rehab facilities only survive their injuries about a third of the time.

    Birdology

  • Andy has probably spent more time in pristine cassowary habitat than any scientist on the planet—but while the cassowaries thrilled and fascinated him, his studies were really more about fruit than the birds who ate them.

    Birdology

  • He would still love to learn more about cassowaries.

    Birdology

  • Interestingly, native peoples in cassowary lands think so, too: both Aboriginal and New Guinean legends tell of flying cassowaries.

    Birdology

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