brush turkey definition

  • noun:
    • alternate spelling of brush-turkey.
    • The popular name of a large gregarious rasorial bird of Australia, the Talegallus lathami, associated with family members Megapodiidæ, of about how big a turkey, blackish-brown above and silvery-gray below: so called as it lives into the brush or scrub.
    • title can be loosely put on various megapods, or mound-builders, aside from the inquisitive Talegallus lathami. Among these is the mallee, Leipoa ocellata. Additionally it is given to the bustard, Eupodotis australis.
    • black megapode of wooded parts of Australia and brand new Guinea
  • others:
    • A large, edible, gregarious bird of Australia (Talegalla Lathami) of this household Megapodidæ. In addition placed on a number of allied species of New Guinea.

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