The stories of cassowaries trying to disembowel folks and instead "just knocking them off a cliff" and that sort of thing is terrifying. Ostriches are also pretty fantastic beasts. I'm not sure if Emus missed the memo or what.
yea funny you never hear about them murdering people since they do have talons just like their other massive cousins(I just did a fact check on google to remind my self of that) I think its because you don't generally get them near people unlike cassowaries who people tend to live next door to practically(which of course is why you hear of them beating the snot out of people so much) and ostriches while tourists do love to see them and while they do get farmed I've surprisingly never heard of them beating somebody up
I know there's enougher giant bird in the ratite family who I think lives some were in Africa and who If I'm thinking of the right bird keeps multiple girlfriends but doesn't really encounter people
kiwis are just adorable and want to be left alone
also back in the time period I cant remember the name of when sabre-toothed tigers were a thing there was a massive land bird that used to hunt by using its massive beak like a sledgehammer.
ps in short land birds are lovably sick don't anybody dare go putting them down!
pps sorry that was a bit rambly but I love birds in fact while I type this I've got a pare of baby chickens sleeping on my shoulders