Wednesday, 4 August 2010

ABC Wednesday - C



C is for Cassowary





Found in Australia and the Malay Archipeligo. A flightless bird, smaller than an ostrich or emu but apparently is notoriously vicious and a fast runner (up to 30 mph/48 kph. It is mainly nocturnal and lives on fruit and berries and sometimes insects and small animals. A handsome creature. I think it looks as though it is wearing a red bow tie.

I took this photo in Adelaide Zoo a few years ago. My grandson (then about 7 years old) was with me and the bird seemed to be very interested in him. Wherever J moved to the bird followed. I was glad it couldn't get to us although I do feel sorry for the caged creatures.

Thanks to Mrs Denise Nesbitt and her team for hosting ABC Wednesday. For more looks at the letter C, please click here.

16 comments:

Deb said...

cool bird

Carol said...

What an unusual looking bird this is! Nice color.

Hildred and Charles said...

He is quite a handsome fellow, - I love the blue ascot above the red bowtie.

joo said...

Really unusual bird Anne!

Cezar and Léia said...

ohmigod, he has a different blue head! Cute bird!
;)
purrs and love
Luna
We love Luna

jabblog said...

All dressed up and nowhere to go - fascinating bird!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Wow! I learned something new today... I so appreciate that!

(and your C is so much more... wildly tame than MINE! LOL)

C is for... "Love" left behind?

Berowne said...

Interesting; I learned something. Cassowary much! :-)

Jingle said...

cute bird.

Jay said...

I didn't know they were supposed to be vicious! I didn't know that about crowned cranes, either, and I have a picture of my six year old son standing eye to eye with one. It makes me shudder to think what could have happened!

Beverley Baird said...

What a great shot of a strange looking bird!

Roger Owen Green said...

colorfuul creature

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you! -ROG

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hello SJA...love the new template and the photo of you...very nice! As ever I apologise for not getting over to you. I'm trying to be really good now and pop over to everyone's blog asap. :)

peripheralperceptions said...

I've never seen a picture of a Cassowary. Very unusual looking to say the least!

Denise said...

Wonderful photo of the Cassawary Anne. I have seen them here at the the zoos and am always fascinated by them. Formidable when cornered I hear.
An English Girl Rambles

Tumblewords: said...

I've never seen a cassowary although I recognize the name. He has a rather pensive look as seen in the enlarged photo. Very interesting.