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Australian Brush-turkey

Alectura lathami


Large black fowl-like bird with a red head and yellow wattle.


Our backyard - they come past every day! Distribution is the east coast of Australia.


Brush turkeys are extremely common where we live but I never saw one until I moved to Sydney in my early 20s. Lots of people consider them pests as they use their rake-like feet to search for food and can seriously mess up a garden (unless you want the raking done, in which case they're amazing!). They also build huge mound nests several metres in diameter.

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Hahahah. Menace!!

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Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 1, 2015
Submitted on Jan 1, 2015

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