Brush Turkey, Turramurra

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Subject: Brush Turkey, Turramurra
From: "Tom and Mandy Wilson" <>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 21:38:05 +1000
Hi all
not sure if anyone is tracking the progress of Brush Turkeys through Sydney's northern suburbs, but I had one in my garden yesterday (Sat 14th) at about 11:30 am. Not sure how long it had been there, but I observed the bird for 15 minutes before it flopped (this is not a typo, more a description of this bird's flying technique!) over the fence into next door's garden.

I think it was a young bird - the head and wattle were very dull and the head was very hairy, the plumage was more dark ashy grey than black and the belly was heavily spotted.

Although great to see a new bird for my house list, I can't say I am too disappointed that it hasn't showed up again - I'd hate all that hard work spreading mulch in the autumn to go to be "unspread" into making a turkey's nest! (Before the outcry, there's a great national park just up the road if it wants to make a nest.)
Tom Wilson

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