Northern Cassowary Casuarius unappendiculatus

Family: Casuariidae (Cassowaries, Emus)

Authority: Blyth, 1860

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
Population size estimates suggest that the population size is actually larger than previously estimated, and hunting is not thought to be impacting the species as severely as previously thought. This, combined with a large range means that the species is no longer considered to approach the threshold for Vulnerable under any criterion, and hence is now listed as Least Concern.

Population size: 10000-19999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 498,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Casuarius unappendiculatus. Downloaded from on 31/05/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 31/05/2023.