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Australian brush turkey

Alectura lathami


This forest dweller with bright red neck and head fits among the flowering begonias. This large black bird is commonly found scratching around in the tropical rainforest. The male has a yellow wattle at the base of its neck.


A male lyrebird was spotted nearby. It has the same habitat but my photo is hardly recognisable

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1 Comment

MartinL 8 years ago

I've added a better feature photo of this handsome bird.

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2775, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Apr 4, 2012
Submitted on Apr 8, 2012

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