Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius

Family: Casuariidae (Cassowaries, Emus)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

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 threats are not having the impact on global populations as previously feared. 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: 20000-49999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,980,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Casuarius casuarius. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.