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Dwarf Cassowary Casuarius bennetti

Described by: Gould (1857)
Alternate common name(s): Little Cassowary, Bennett's Cassowary, Mountain Cassowary, Westerman's Cassowary, Milne Edward's Cassowary
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Indonesia - 2006 © Mehd Halaouate 
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Moluccas; New Guinea n. of main mountain range; Bismarck Archipelago
Three main populations with scattered, fragmented distribution;
(1) New Britain (introduced?).
(2) Nw. New Guinea (w. side of Geelvink Bay, West Irian).
(3) Yapen Is. (May have been introduced, but probably occurs naturally).
(4) Nc. New Guinea (Nassau Mountains).
(5) Ne. New Guinea (Huon Peninsula).
(6) Se. New Guinea (Discovery Bay).
(7) Se. New Guinea (Aroa River).
(8) New Guinea (Kratke Mountains and most of Wahgi Valley);


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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