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a female cassowary in Australia
October 23, 2013

Cassowary, Australia

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A cassowary peers through foliage in northeast Queensland, Australia. Females like this one can weigh 160 pounds. No one knows what the casque on her head is for, but it could be a sexual ornament.

See more pictures from the September 2013 feature story “Big Bird.”

Watch photographer Christian Ziegler and writer Olivia Judson follow their noses to find cassowaries »

Photograph by Christian Ziegler

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