bird of avatar, cassowary are ratites, very large flightless birds in the genus Casuarius native to the tropical forests of New Guinea, nearby islands and northeastern Australia.There are three extant species recognized today.
Proof God has a sense of humor ~ Looks prehistoric! One of the largest and most striking birds in the world--the Cassowary (Indo-Pacifc). This remarkable species can grow to 6 feet, weigh 120 lbs., and can easily kill a human. (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
The Angry Birds in real life: Shoebill. The Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) also known as Whalehead or Shoe-billed Stork, is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. Although it has a somewhat stork-l.