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Australian Brush-turkey , Scrub Turkey
Alectura lathami
Brush Turkey

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia

Photo courtesy of Ian Clayton
Bird Family :"Mound-builders"
Description :Common local species. Length 70cm. Builds a large egg incubating mound made of rotting vegetation and sand. The male regulates the heat generated by the rotting vegetation by adding or subtracting leaves or sand.
Typical Habitat :Rainforest, mangroves, vine thickets.
Distribution :Common in coastal areas from Cape York to Woolongong. Endemic, only recorded in Australia.
Migration :Resident / breeding at Oonooba, Ross River, Shelly Beach, Paluma and Mt. Elliot. Main breeding season, August to February.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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