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Baby Brush Turkeys

Alectura lathami


We saw four cute little baby brush turkeys scratching around in leaf litter in the park at Marcoola Beach. Brush turkeys grow quite large and many people consider them pests as they are quite bold and build enormous nests (sometimes the size of a small car!!) by raking together a huge mound of leaves, mulch and dirt, which can be quite damaging to gardens! The third shot in this series shows the big rake-like feet.

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1 Comment

kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Wonderful to see! You are very fortunate with your sightings. I know many still consider the Brush Turkeys as a bit of a nuisance in the gardens, but they are an important element in the environment and a species which I have noticed is not as common in many areas as it once was. Many factors involved there. Great photos!

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Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Dec 23, 2013
Submitted on Dec 25, 2013

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