Posted on November 6, 2022November 8, 2022 by WillemSunday/ feathered friends 🐦 These feathered friends are from Birdworld in Kuranda, when we were there on Friday. This rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) was very interested in the hard rubber toecap on my shoe. The cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) is a ratite (a flightless bird without a keel on its sternum bone). They are native to the forests of northern Australia. Stay on the good side of this 6-ft tall bird, because you cannot outrun it, and those claws can be lethal. A blue-fronted amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva) from South America. These are one of the most common amazon parrots kept in captivity as a pet, or as a companion parrot. Black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus banksii) are native to Australia. I saw a pair of them on a lamp post here in Cairns early this morning.