Image: Australian Brush-turkey

Australian Brush-turkey

A Brush Turkey is pictured standing on green scrub, with thin branches sprouting green leaves in the background. The Turkey has mainly black feathers, with long ones sprouting from its end. The Turkey has white feathers on its underbelly, and yellow ones around its neck, giving the appearance of a yellow collar. This collar separates its black body from its red face, which sprouts some black feathers on top. Its head and neck are noticeably small in relation to its body. The Turkey has relatively thick, light brown legs.

G Little
© Australian Museum

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