Southern Cassowary - Allison Fitzmorris


Name:
Allison Fitzmorris

Country:
United States

Social networks:
instagram.com/fitzalli

Title:
Southern Cassowary

Specie:
Casuarius casuarius

Description:
The Southern Cassowary, like all cassowaries, bears a bony protrusion on its skull called a casque. Scientists are still unsure of its purpose: perhaps the casque is for deflecting falling fruit; perhaps it serves as a helmet while running through dense undergrowth; perhaps it is an acoustic amplifier designed to detect the low-frequency calls of other cassowaries. They are very private creatures.

Category:
Nature illustration

Technique:
Colored pencil on film

Year:
2018

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