(1) Large flightless birds, emus are native to Australia and are next only to the cassowary and the ostrich in size.(2) Giant crowned pigeons, small wallaby kangaroos, cassowary birds, tree kangaroos, and wild boars are abundant within an hour's walk of the village.(3) As well as the beautiful scenery, the group had the chance to see dugongs, a cassowary and her stripy chicks, native rats - certainly larger than your average house rat - and wild pigs with their piglets.(4) Certainly, the cassowary 's clawed wings, scaly legs, featherless heads, wrinkled necks, and large size give them a dinosaur-like appearance.(5) For example, the cassowary (a large flightless bird) feeds on bright blue and red fruit.(6) And like most birds, the cassowary has a mating call; witnesses compare the male's to the wheezing of an old truck with a sick ignition.(7) We also owe a small selection of words for native wildlife to the language: the cassowary , a large flightless bird related to the emu, was called kasuari in Malay.(8) I told him about the cassowary , a flightless, man-size bird that lives in the rainforests and has a razor claw on each foot with which it can slice you open in a deft and appallingly expansive manner.(9) In fact, the moa is a New Zealand species but kiwis are more closely related to emus and cassowaries in Australia, so it may be bad news for the national symbol.(10) They're actually related to geese and ducks, the group anseriformes, whereas the moas, emus, cassowaries , ostriches and so on belong to a group called the ratites and they actually have small heads compared to their bodies.(11) So the cassowaries , kookaburras, koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles and wallabies that one goes to Australia in the hope of seeing are all there.(12) ├ö├ç├┐Without cassowaries , over 100 native rainforest plants are not able to regenerate,├ö├ç├û he said.(13) Despite their fearsome size and appearance, cassowaries are solitary birds that are rarely seen in the wild.(14) Similar in appearance to ornamental features seen in birds like cassowaries and hornbills, the crest may have been used for display, the study team suggests.(15) Their wings are stunted, with a smaller body-to-wing proportion than in some other ratites, and, like most other ratites, cassowaries have no tail feathers.(16) Ostriches, emus, cassowaries , rheas, kiwis, moas and elephant birds really are more closely related to each other than they are to any other birds.