Dwarf Cassowary Casuarius bennetti

Family: Casuariidae (Cassowaries, Emus)

Authority: Gould, 1857

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Least Concern. Recent information suggests that hunting may not be driving a significant decline as was previously thought. It is said to be heavily hunted in some areas, yet not hunted at all in others. Many uninhabited areas remain where this species is believed to be doing well and the current population is described as stable.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,190,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - shelf island
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Casuarius bennetti. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.