Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Cassowaries :: Southern Cassowary
Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius
Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Double-wattled Cassowary, Two-wattled Cassowary, Australian Cassowary
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeMoluccas; S. and e. New Guinea; Ne. Australia;
Three main populations and fragmented island populations over 397,000 km2;
(1) Moluccas (Seram Is. where probably introduced from Aru Is.?).
(2) Ne. Australia where there are two or possibly three isolated populations: n. population on the e. Cape York Peninsula, Queensland from Coen n. to Shelburne Bay then inland to the Upper Wenlock River, Iron Range, Batavia, Pascoe River, Claudie, Lockhart, Hayes, Nesbitt, Rocky and Masset Reservations. This population may be divided at Cape Grenville. S. population from Cooktown s. to Cairns, Mission Beach, Townsville (Cardwell) and inland to Einasleigh, Mt. Garnet, upper Gilbert River, Burdekin River and the Herberton Range. Also occurs or formerly occurred on Hinchinbrook Is.
(3) Aru Is.
(4) Islands near Trangan Is.
(5) Trangan Is.
(6) Wokan Is.
(7) Coastal s. New Guinea as high as 800m near Lake Kutubu, Southern Highlands Province and 1100m in Karimui basin, Chimbu Province.
(8) Sw. New Guinea.
(9) Islands in Geelvink Bay.
(10) Islands in Geelvink Bay.
(11) Islands in Geelvink Bay.
(12) Coastal n. New Guinea w. to the Nankina River in Madang Province near border with Morobe Province.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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