The cassowaries are ratites, very large flightless birds in the genus Casuarius native to the tropical forests of New Guinea, nearby islands. There are three extant species recognized today. The most common of these, the Southern Cassowary, is the third tallest and second heaviest living bird, smaller only than the ostrich and emu.
Cassowary Birds Behaviour :
Cassowaries are solitary birds except during courtship, egg-laying, and sometimes around ample food supplies. Male cassowaries defend a territory of about 7 square kilometres (1,700 acres) for itself and its mate, while females have overlapping territories of several males.
Cassowary Bird Attacks :
Cassowaries have a fierce-sum reputation and the razor like talons are used by the bird to slash their opponents flesh. With such powerful legs, this species can break bones with just one kick. During an attack, the Cassowary will charge at its victim, jump and kick out. Records indicate that the victims of Cassowary attacks have been both humans and dogs and in some instances have been fatal. As the Cassowary is particularly territorial, attacks have often occurred when they are defending territory, their young ones, or feel that their food source is under threat.
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