Are the cassowaries getting enough to eat?

To: "'Helen Larson'" <>, <>
Subject: Are the cassowaries getting enough to eat?
From: "Andrew Thelander" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:58:39 +1000


Thanks for the input and links. I believe a cassowary was killed on the
Bruce Highway south of Tully last weekend. Maybe DERM will confirm that, if
you can get through to them on the phone.  Glad to hear your garden birds
are okay.





From: Helen Larson  
Sent: Monday, 14 March 2011 3:44 PM
To: Andrew Thelander; 
Subject: Are the cassowaries getting enough to eat?


Nobody is quite sure how our cassowaries are doing and how many they
are..... and I live in Mission Beach.

None have been killed on the roads here since Yasi - drivers are being
careful (so far). We have seen only a few in our area since Yasi, behaving
normally. Forest is growing leaves and some species are mass-flowering but
it will be a good while before all is functioning as it should.

<> &ref=ts for
input from locals. It's often difficult to make contact with DERM. 

Meantime, may I give a good plug for Rainforest Rescue, who are running an
appeal to assist feeding cassowaries:
ch.html . 

Our normal 'garden birds' have survived, although we have not seen the
mistletoebird since 8 February - was hunting on ground below a Macaranga
looking for its fallen fruits. Some we know are the same individuals (e.g.
by idiosyncratic song, beak damage etc). Where did these birds hide in a
stripped forest and coastline with 205-285 km/hr winds howling over?








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