Compared to its similarly flightless cousins (the ostriches, rheas, emus, and kiwis that make up the ratites), the cassowary is quite extravagantly colored. In comparison to their dull hues of black, grey and brown, the cassowary stands out with its deep blue skin, magenta wattle, and orange eyes. Also unlike its relatives, the cassowary sports a prominent casque on the top of its head, the purposes of which remain mysterious. 

Compared to its similarly flightless cousins (the ostriches, rheas, emus, and kiwis that make up the ratites), the cassowary is quite extravagantly colored. In comparison to their dull hues of black, grey and brown, the cassowary stands out with its deep blue skin, magenta wattle, and orange eyes. Also unlike its relatives, the cassowary sports a prominent casque on the top of its head, the purposes of which remain mysterious. 


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    Another animal pattern from my Beasts project, this one featuring the cassowary. beastsillustrated
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