Saturday, January 10, 2015

Australian Brush-Turkey - Alectura lathami

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Australian Brush-Turkey - Alectura lathami
Sitting in trees at Cassowary house
© NF Photo 140907

Walking the bush at  Centenary lakes Botanic garden, Cairns
© NF Photo 140908

Steeling our lunch at Lamington NP
© NF Photo 140922

This was the bird I did see almost every day when I was in Queensland. In some places they were almost an annoyance running all over the place. I did see one nest and it was huge.

Learn more about Australian Brush-Turkey on wiki
excerpt from wiki:
The species is communal, forming communal nests. A typical group consists of a dominant male, one or more younger males and several females. They build large nests on the ground made of leaves, other combustible material and earth, 1 to 1.5 metres high (3-4.5 ft) and up to 4 m (13 ft) across. The eggs are hatched by the heat of the composting mound which is tended only by the males who regulate the temperature by adding or removing material in an effort to maintain the temperature of the mound in the 33–35°C (91-95°F) incubation temperature range
Video on youtube:   Brush-turkey laying their eggs 

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  1. Cool, it looks a little more colorful then the turkeys we see here. Great shots! Happy weekend!

  2. Well, that yellow collar is quite fetching! ha.

  3. Fascinating-looking bird! Pretty shots!

  4. amazing looking creature!

  5. Den har en fin gul krage. :-)

  6. Really, really colorful and so unique!

    Thanks for sharing the link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'

  7. What a gorgeous bird!


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