Kuranda Cassowary Gallery

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.

Kuranda Cassowary TV


Please send photos for Kuranda Cassowary Gallery by email to:


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:

Kuranda Bird Watcher’s Cabin which is located at the edge of some of the oldest rainforest in the world, but is less than 30 minutes from Cairns International Airport. Regular visitors or residents are cassowaries, Victoria’s riflebirds, chowchillas, musky rat-kangaroos, striped possums, amethystine pythons, and many frog and butterfly species. Cassowary House  Cassowary House is 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 conservation groups data base of cassowary sightings

Cassowary Recovery Team provides an overview of some of the databases: http://cassowaryrecoveryteam.org/get-involved/report-sighting/

C4 at Mission Beach: http://www.cassowaryconservation.asn.au/cassowary-sightings.html

Daintree Cassowaries: http://www.daintreecassowary.org.au/

DEHP Threatened Species Unit: cassowary.sighting@ehp.qld.gov.au DEHP also place temporary “recent (cassowary) crossing” signs on roads and may have a database.

Mission Beach Cassowaries: http://www.missionbeachcassowaries.com/cassowary-id-project1.html

Rainforest rescue Save the Cassowary campaign http://www.savethecassowary.org.au/

University of Queensland: http://www.uq.edu.au/eco-lab/cassowary-sighting

Atlas of Living Australia might work with recovery teams to develop a sightings application for mobile phone users: http://www.ala.org.au/blogs-news/new-version-of-ozatlas-app-available-now-fo r-download-on-android-phones-2/

Kuranda Conservation Community Nursery