Megapodes (Megapodiidae)

Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami) - HBW 2, p. 303

French: Talégalle de Latham German: Buschhuhn Spanish: Talégalo Cabecirrojo
Other common names: Australian Scrub-turkey/Bush-turkey, Wild Turkey(!); Purple-pouched Brush-turkey (purpureicollis); Yellow-puched Brush-turkey (lathami)

Taxonomy: Alectura Lathami J. E. Gray, 1831, near Sydney, New South Wales.
May be most closely related to Aepypodius, as suggested by some similarities in behaviour at mound, extensive brightly coloured bare skin with adornments on neck, round nostrils and white eggshell. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • purpureicollis (Le Souëf, 1898) - N Queensland.
  • lathami J. E. Gray, 1831 - C & S Queensland, NE New South Wales.