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The distribution of the Northern Cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus) is limited to the northern part of New Guinea.
Normally stays below the 2300 feet of elevation.
Prefers the thick vegetations, such as the tropical jungles of forests. Also founded in swamp regions.
The size of this cassowary is intermediate compared to the other two species. It reaches a height of four feet. The casque on the head is smaller than in the Southern Cassowary.
From the neck hangs a wattle. Neck skin and wattle are from red to yellow.
The Northern Cassowary is also called “Northern Cassowary”, “Singe-wattled Cassowary” and “One-wattled Cassowary”. In Spanish it is known as “Casuario de Salavati” and “Casuario Unicarunculado”.
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