Cassowaries & ripe figs

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Subject: Cassowaries & ripe figs
From: "Andrew Thelander" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 10:43:53 +1000
Hi all

Here's one for the tropical birders!  I've heard some tales from Mission Beach 
way of hungry cassowaries refusing to eat ripe native figs (species 

Fact or fiction?  Is there something in the ripe figs of some Ficus species 
that cassowaries don't like?

Any takers?


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