Some of Kuranda’s cassowaries
It is often difficult to photograph wildlife as one moment they are there and by the time you get your camera out…… But if you have photos we would be pleased to include them in the Kuranda Cassowary Gallery (with attribution of course), including old photographs. As you see some of these photos were taken quite a while ago. It would be good to have as comprehensive a gallery as possible both online and on our database. Visually, cassowaries are most easily identified by their casque (although these change as the cassowaries age) and so the more photos we have, the more we know about them and the limits of their range. Please include date, time and location and any other details you think are relevant.
Please send photos for Kuranda Cassowary Gallery by email:
Visit Dr Dave Rentz Blog site BunyipCo for his Cassowary Calendar with information and pics of Kuranda Cassowaries and their young, and listen to cassowary calls as well.
Kuranda Cassowaries often visit Cassowary House, a small family-run guest house which lies in the world heritage tropical rain forests of Far North Queensland, within 30 minutes drive of Cairns. Cassowary House is a great place for those with an interest in bird and wildlife photography, and one of the best places in the world to see wild Cassowary, with thousands of birders getting their lifer here!
Other cassowary data bases of sightings and further information:
Cassowary Recovery Team provides an overview of some of the databases
Rainforest Rescue – Save the Cassowary Campaign
University of Queensland – Mister Cassowary by Samantha Wheeler – young adult story book
Wet Tropics Plan Mapping Plan and Tools