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No, that's not me but by the end of the day I did have the same look in the eyes as this bird after spending a whole day in the Jurong Bird Park. Photographing birds in not easy as the shutter speed needs to be very high for the fast movers- something not easily achieved in places shaded by tropical vegetation. Luckily the cassowary is not usually a fast mover.

The cassowary (genus Casuarius) is a very large flightless bird native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and nearby islands, and northeastern Australia.[2]

The Southern Cassowary is the third tallest and second heaviest living bird, smaller only than the Ostrich and Emu.

Cassowaries feed mainly on fruits, though all species are truly omnivorous and will take a range of other plant food including shoots, grass seeds and fungi in addition to invertebrates and small vertebrates.

Cassowaries are very shy, but when disturbed, they are capable of inflicting fatal injuries to dogs and children. wikipedia

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  • Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3571 W: 114 N: 6362] (28728)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-05-10
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-06-24 3:30
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