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Australian Brush Turkey

Alectura lathami

Class: Aves           
Lifespan: Up to 10 years   
Diet: Omnivore
Weight: Up to 3kg              
Height: Up to 75cm                            
Reproduction: Egg-laying  
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.