Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius


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Dwyer, R.G., Carpenter-Bundhoo, L., Frankline, C. and Campbell, H.A. 2016. Using citizen-collected wildlife sightings to predict traffic strike hot spots for threatened species: a case study on the southern cassowary. Journal of Applied Ecology 53(4): 973-982.

Johnson, A.; Bino, R.; Igag, P. 2004. A preliminary evaluation of the sustainability of cassowary (Aves: Casuariidae) capture and trade in Papua New Guinea. Animal Conservation 7(2): 129-137.

Kofron, C. P.; Chapman, A. 2006. Causes of mortality to the endangered Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius johnsonii in Queensland, Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology 12(3): 175-179.

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.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. 2002. Recovery plan for the Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius johnsonii 2001-2005.

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Westcott, D.A., Metcalfe, S., Jones, D., Bradford, M., McKeown, A., Ford, A. 2014. Estimation of the population size and distribution of the southern cassowary, Casuarius casuarius, in the Wet Tropics Region of Australia. Report to the National Environmental Research Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns.

Further resources

Australian Govt - Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000 - Recovery Outline for Casuarius casuarius johnsonii

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

Search for photos and videos, and hear sounds of this species from the Macaulay Library

Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Casuarius casuarius. Downloaded from on 28/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/10/2021.