Northern Cassowary Casuarius unappendiculatus


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Pangau-Adam, M., Mühlenberg, M., Waltert, M. 2015. Rainforest disturbance affects population density of the northern cassowary Casuarius unappendiculatus in Papua, Indonesia. Oryx 49(4): 735-742.

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Further resources

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Casuarius unappendiculatus. Downloaded from on 29/11/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/11/2021.