This is one in a new series of Australian wildlife cards from OZ Post and the series is called "Flightless Birds" a recent first day release in Birdwood South Australia depicting the Cassowary. great card !! love the postmark.!! The Cassowary is one of a small gruop of "Flightless Birds" in the world.!
The Southern Cassowary ( Casuarius casuarius ) also known as the "Double Wattle Cassowary. The Cassowary is a large black flightless bird like the Emu and the Ostrich. The bird has a large horn like feature that sits on its head known as a "Casque" ..This bird feeds on the forrest floor of many tropical fruits and berries.. and can be very dangerous if approached especially with young .The coloured wattle beneath its beak is highly visible also very colourful..and can be seen in Northern Queenslands Rainforrests.