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Cassowary, 2007
Photo: H. Maurer

The cassowaries are flightless birds. They live in the tropical forests of New Guinea, nearby islands, and northeastern Australia.

The most common kind, the southern cassowary, is the third tallest and second heaviest living bird, smaller only than the ostrich and emu.

Cassowaries feed mainly on fruit. They are very shy, but when provoked they are capable of inflicting injuries, occasionally fatal, to dogs and people.