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Silky Oaks, Mossman


Make Nikon D1X
Lens Nikkor AF VR 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6D   at 270 mm
Exposure 1/40 s, f/5.6, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 522 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Galliformes   Family  Megapodiidae

Deutsch  Buschhuhn Dutch  Boskalkoen
Italian  Megapodio australiano Spanish  Talégalo Cabecirrojo


Brushturkey adults do not brood but leave incubation to mounds of rotting vegetation, volcanic ash or hot sand. The young have to dig their way out of the nest mounds after hatching, but they emerge from the eggs fully feathered and as soon as they leave the mound, they areable to fly for long distances.


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Australian Brushturkey
Alectura lathami
Talégalle de Latham

Jean-Michel PAULUS