Today’s featured ‘pic of the day’ on Wikipedia is the brush turkey.
Unfortunately, the blurb about the bird on the free, publicly-edited website doesn’t mention Kyogle and it’s giant turkey mascot at the town entrance. This is a shame. More people need to know about our big bird.
The Wikipedia entry does provide info about the real bird.
‘The Australian brush turkey, also known as the gweela, is a common, widespread species of mound-building bird in the family Megapodiidae (the incubator birds) found in eastern Australia. It is a large bird with a prominent, fan-like tail flattened sideways, and its plumage is mainly blackish, but with a bare red head, and a yellow or purple wattle. The male’s wattle becomes much larger during breeding season.’