December 29, 2009

Brush-turkey


Brush-turkey
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
We stayed at a lodge on the Atherton table lands near Cairns Australia during our vacation.
Brush turkeys were common around the cabin we were in.
They are a large bird, with a total length of 60–75 cm and a wingspan of about 85 cm.
It has a prominent, fan-like tail that is flattened sideways.

Alectura lathami

1 comment:

Blake A. Mann said...

I guess they don't have "combs" like our turkeys.