Origin of brush turkey
First recorded in 1840–50
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The Tallegalla Lathami, or brush-turkey of Australia, is another rare bird.
The first compartment contains two of the rarities of the gardens—the satin bower-bird and the Tallagulla or brush-turkey.Curiosities of Civilization
Vul′turism, rapacity; Vul′turn, the Australian brush-turkey.
- any of several gallinaceous birds, esp Alectura lathami, of New Guinea and Australia, having a black plumage: family Megapodidae (megapodes)
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