Lifespan: Up to 10 years
Weight: Up to 3kg
Height: Up to 75cm
Status: Not listed
This bird is one of three Australian mound-building birds. The incubation mound, which the male makes from soil and leaf litter, can reach ten meters in diameter and two meters in height.
Newly hatched young dig out of the mound and are immediately on the hunt for insects, native fruit and seeds.