<zoology> A species of cassowary (Casuarius Bennetti) found in new Britain, and noted for its agility in running and leaping. It is smaller and has stouter legs than the common cassowary. Its crest is biloted; the neck and breast are black; the back, rufous mixed with black; and the naked skin of the neck, blue.

Origin: Native name.

(01 Mar 1998)

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