The Australian brushturkey or Australian brush-turkey (Alectura lathami), also frequently called the scrub turkey or bush turkey, is a common, widespread species of mound-building bird from the family Megapodiidae found in eastern Australia from Far North Queensland to Illawarra in New South Wales. The Australian brushturkey has also been introduced to Kangaroo Island in South Australia. It is the largest extant representative of the family Megapodiidae and is one of three species to inhabit Australia. Despite its name and their superficial similarities, the bird is not closely related to American turkeys, or to the Australian bustard, which is also known as the bush turkey.



Australian Brushturkey
Date Location Count
2019-10-09 08:15McIvor River Crossing, Cooktown McIvor River Road2
2019-10-09 14:30Keatings Lagoon Conservation Park (Cooktown)1
2019-10-10 08:21Cooktown Botanic Gardens and Finchs Bay3
2019-10-19 06:26Daintree Village Boat Cruise1
2019-10-16 06:21Myall Beach2
2019-10-21 13:38Mt Lewis--clearing1
2019-10-16 09:20Mt Lewis1
2019-10-13 08:05Burke Developmental Rd at Eureka Creek Crossing1
2019-10-19 08:00Undara Volcanic National Park2
2019-10-09 09:16Mt Lewis road rainforest clearing at -16.57972, 145.323612
2019-10-13 08:38Mt Molloy--Bakers Rd1
2019-10-21 17:37Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge1
2019-10-11 13:00Julatten1
2019-10-15 15:10Granite Gorge Nature Park3
2019-10-09 15:58Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation Lodge1
2019-10-20 16:57Cassowary House (Kuranda)1
2019-10-15 06:00Black Mountain Rd b.w 2nd and 3rd Bridges3
2019-10-17 14:30Kuranda Village2
2019-10-15 12:49Barron Falls Railway Station and Walkway5
2019-10-08 17:51BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Tourist Park2
2019-10-11 13:29Hasties Swamp National Park1
2019-10-10 09:27Cattana Wetlands1
2019-10-13 08:24Mount Hypipamee National Park4
2019-10-10 16:41Gallo's Farm (Atherton-Malanda Rd)3
2019-10-14 06:52Curtain Fig Tree2
2019-10-18 15:45Cairns Botanical Gardens and Centenary Lakes1
2019-10-20 09:13Freshwater and Saltwater Lakes (Centenary Lakes)4
2019-10-08 07:00Cairns North2
2019-10-08 06:45Cairns Esplanade1
2019-10-14 10:02Crater Lakes National Park--Lake Barrine2
2019-10-11 07:30Lake Eacham, top carpark3
2019-10-16 06:53Crater Lakes National Park--Chambers Rainforest Lodge8
2019-10-11 15:24Lake Eacham Tourist Park1
2019-10-09 07:30Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park6
2019-10-16 17:28Riverview Tavern (Douglas)1
2019-10-15 09:41Pacton, Majors Creek (restricted access)1
2019-10-14 15:02Eungella National Park--Broken River2
2019-10-08 06:20Sandfly Creek, Mackay2
2019-10-19 08:25Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone3
2019-10-20 16:30Mon Repos--Information Centre2
2019-10-17 06:45Bunya Mountains National Park
2019-10-21 07:56Arkarra Lagoons1
2019-10-09 09:00Benarkin1
2019-10-10 10:25Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens1
2019-10-19 10:40Spring Bluff2
2019-10-17 06:41Highgate Rd, Preston2
2019-10-09 05:00Imbil State Forest1
2019-10-21 09:00Inskip Point1
2019-10-18 06:00Inskip Point Recreation Area5
2019-10-19 07:45Kempwood Cottage (restricted access)2
2019-10-20 10:09Lake Baroon--south shore trail1
2019-10-08 08:02Maleny Golf Course1
2019-10-21 05:52Mary Cairncross Reserve2
2019-10-17 07:45Ozcare Aged Care and Environs (Noosa Heads)4
2019-10-12 15:50Parklakes Wetlands (Bli Bli)1
2019-10-08 10:30Australia Zoo10
2019-10-09 07:49Maroochy Botanic Gardens1
2019-10-14 06:37Old Creamtruck Rd, Dayboro2
2019-10-15 15:54Lake Samsonvale--Postmans Track2
2019-10-13 07:19Walter Zimmerman Park, Pine Mountain1
2019-10-08 10:25Boombana Pitta Circuit including fig with boardwalk
2019-10-19 07:14D'Aguilar National Park--Boombana1
2019-10-19 08:55Beacon Lighthouse Reserve3
2019-10-13 16:12Kholo Enviroplan Reserve (Cameron's Scrub) (restricted access)2
2019-10-19 11:36Wickham Point (Kings Beach)6
2019-10-18 02:19Colleges Crossing5
2019-10-14 08:17Gold Creek Reservoir2
2019-10-20 06:45Brisbane Forest Park--Bellbird Grove5
2019-10-09 07:10Kumbartcho Sanctuary1
2019-10-21 06:07Ross Road Parkland (Upper Kedron)1
2019-10-19 12:18Toorbul2
2019-10-13 14:30Anstead Bushland Reserve1
2019-10-09 10:45South Pine River at Cashs Crossing, Eatons Hill2
2019-10-21 09:09D'Aguilar National Park--Araucaria Circuit (Enoggera Reservoir)1
2019-10-19 06:03Adavale St, Brookfield5
2019-10-15 08:00Bribie Island
2019-10-20 09:45Beckett Road Park (Bridgeman Downs)1
2019-10-20 10:22Goldberg Place Park (Bridgeman Downs)1
2019-10-18 14:08Chermside Hills Reserve1
2019-10-09 06:27Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve1
2019-10-20 06:13Cabbage Tree Creek (Aspley)12
2019-10-14 07:04Kenmore South State School1
2019-10-21 05:15Banks Street Reserve3
2019-10-20 06:45Buckleys Hole (Bongaree)1
2019-10-15 08:00Dowse Lagoon (Sandgate)2
2019-10-20 08:05Buckleys Hole Conservation Park--Red Beach Rd1
2019-10-12 06:50Bribie Island Sports Complex1
2019-10-19 16:00Edenbrooke Park (Seventeen Mile Rocks)5
2019-10-14 05:45Humpybong Creek, Redcliffe1
2019-10-14 09:30Rocks Riverside Park1
2019-10-18 08:04Sherwood Arboretum4
2019-10-11 14:25Downey Park (Wilston)2
2019-10-18 07:00Tarcoola Track (St Lucia)1
2019-10-16 15:30Shorncliffe Headland1
2019-10-16 06:05Kalinga Park (Wooloowin)3
2019-10-21 12:56South Bank Parklands (South Brisbane)1
2019-10-20 07:12University of Queensland--UQ Lakes1
2019-10-12 13:44Tabbil-ban dhagun Boardwalk3
2019-10-20 10:00Arnwood Place Park1
2019-10-15 15:53Kedron Brook Bikeway (near Nudgee Golf Club)1
2019-10-14 17:40Toohey Mountain1
2019-10-19 06:00Seven Hills Bushland Reserve1
2019-10-09 12:30Octantis St Park (Coorparoo)1
2019-10-16 07:36Mt Gravatt Summit Trail1
2019-10-20 08:40Whatmore St Park (Carina Heights)2
2019-10-14 15:00Minnippi Parklands1
2019-10-10 08:50Port of Brisbane Shorebird Roost1
2019-10-09 09:00Saw Mill Drive Bushland1
2019-10-11 09:02Hilliards Creek Park, Ormiston1
2019-10-16 11:37Helicia Circuit bushland (Mt Cotton)1
2019-10-20 05:30Eprapah Creek via Sewage Treatment Plant1
2019-10-21 06:00Tamborine National Park--Witches Falls trail4
2019-10-13 11:35Mount Tamborine National Park--Lepidozamia Grove2
2019-10-12 11:22Mt Tamborine2
2019-10-17 08:40Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens1
2019-10-13 06:10Lamington National Park--Python Rock track4
2019-10-20 08:51O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat--Centenary Track5
2019-10-21 08:04O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat13
2019-10-08 11:49O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat--Boardwalk Treetop Walk circuit3
2019-10-21 06:00Lamington National Park1
2019-10-19 08:30Lamington National Park--Box Forest at -28.24199, 153.151536
2019-10-19 08:00Tea Trees Wetland (Arundel)1
2019-10-13 16:14Swift Park (Nerang)1
2019-10-14 07:00Springbrook National Park--Settlement Day Use Area4
2019-10-13 12:45Doug Jennings Park15
2019-10-13 11:57The Spit--Federation Walk4
2019-10-13 11:54Philip Park1
2019-10-14 11:58Birds Bay Oyster Farm2
2019-10-21 10:34Cabarita6
2019-10-21 10:48Pottsville Environmental Park1
2019-10-14 08:01Pottsville Wetland--Environmental Drive Bird Survey Site1
2019-10-14 09:24Black Rocks Sports Oval (Pottsville)1
2019-10-14 10:50Pottsville Wetland--Trig Point Bird Survey Site1
2019-10-19 10:31Dorrigo National Park--Wonga Walk5
2019-10-15 16:05Lake Parramatta Reserve, Parramatta2
2019-10-19 06:38Ballina Heights North1
2019-10-15 09:30Berowra Valley National Park--Crosslands Reserve3
2019-10-09 13:07Devlin's Creek Reserve, Beecroft1
2019-10-09 17:00Mobbs Bay, Richmond River, Ballina1
2019-10-18 10:45Terrys Creek Parklands--Lucknow Park1
2019-10-21 10:05Terrys Creek Parklands3
2019-10-21 18:37Terry’s Creek, North Epping1
2019-10-07 17:53Lane Cove National Park--Busaco Track2
2019-10-17 06:59Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park--Bobbin Head Rd3
2019-10-17 16:24Sydney Bicentennial Park--Lake Belvedere1
2019-10-19 10:33Iluka4
2019-10-18 15:45Bundjalung National Park--Woody Head3
2019-10-19 08:35Palmdale1
2019-10-20 07:15Lane Cove River Tourist Park1
2019-10-21 12:45Lane Cove National Park--Riverside Drive2
2019-10-20Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park--West Head3
2019-10-20 14:14Katandra Reserve, Matcham1
2019-10-19 10:02Echo Point Park2
2019-10-21 08:08Wollongong Botanic Gardens2
2019-10-08 11:00Irrawong Reserve1
2019-10-14 07:00Warriewood Wetlands1
2019-10-15 13:30Wreck Bay Walking Track, Northbridge1
2019-10-20 06:34Narrabeen Lakes
2019-10-10 07:59Grahamstown Lake1
2019-10-15 12:45Taronga Zoological Park (Sydney)6
2019-10-15 16:09Curl Curl Lagoon2
2019-10-21 06:35Norah Head2
2019-10-16 11:49Sydney Harbour National Park--North Head1
2019-10-19 13:53Coffs Harbour Botanical Gardens4
2019-10-16 13:54Wingham Brush Nature Reserve2
2019-10-13 10:51Saltwater National Park9
2019-10-13 10:15Saltwater National Park--Saltwater Headland Track1