Re: Death of a Cassowary

To: Chris Gladwin <>
Subject: Re: Death of a Cassowary
From: "Ronald D. Batie" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 20:59:05 -0800 (PST)
sorry to hear about the death of the Mt. Whitfield cassowary.  I spent 
two days on Mt. Whitfield back in Jan. or Feb. scouring the area for 
cassowary without success (the second morning I was out around 4 AM so I 
didn't slack).  Three full days at "Mission Beach" (where I did catch a 
convention of red-necked crakes - right name?) and two more days in Cape 
Trib., and two more days at Lake Barrine (where I did pick up a 
yellow-breasted boatbill) produced similar, dissappointing results.  [I'm 
sure that if I sat and drank beers in the campground I may have had 
better results.]

anyways, the cassowary is one of the birds that unfortunately eluded me, 
but it is one thing to know that they are out there somewhere and quite 
another when you learn that they are not.


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