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11th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) scratching his head. The purpose of the tall helmet or casque is unknown but it may indicate dominance and age, as it continues to grow throughout life.

Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) scratching his head. The purpose of the tall helmet or casque is unknown but it may indicate dominance and age, as it continues to grow throughout life.

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Date Taken: 10.2012
Date Uploaded: 10.2013
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Copyright: © Trevor Andersen