Eggs (Coates 1985; Pratt and Beehler 2015; Folch et al. 2017a)
Hatching, incubation, and brooding
Food provisioning to chicks (Bentrupperbäumer 1997, except as noted)
Transition to adulthood
Diseases and parasites (Nature conservation (wildlife) regulation 2006)
The broad bands that cassowary chicks have on their sides likely help to break up their body outline. This makes it harder for predators to recognize them as potential prey.
These bands fade within six months, the chicks' coloration becoming more uniformly brown.
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