26 March 2009

Photo Friday: Cassowary crossing

This photo was taken just outside of Innisfail in the Cassowary Coast, an hour south of Cairns.

Cassowaries are an endangered species of birds found in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. They live in the rainforest, melaleuca and mangrove forests and need to eat a wide range of fruits to survive. The father cassowary raises the chicks and stays with them until they are almost a year old. Read more

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7 comments:

  1. Such a unique animal! I don't think I have ever seen one before. THanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh hmmm.. this reminds me of a turkey...?

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  3. Ah finally, to see a crossing sign actually being used by the animals it supports - classic!

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  4. Never even knew it existed! I love learning new things! And I agree with Lorraine, how funny that it is crossing at the actual crossing sign!

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  5. Thanks for your comments everyone! I regularly give way to these enormous birds on the road.

    I've only ever seen them cross right here at the sign once though and was lucky enough to have my camera with me.

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  6. Too funny! But makes you think to take those animal crossing signs even more seriously!

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