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Bush Turkey

Bush Turkey

24-70 @ 70mm    f5.6 @ 1/90s    ISO   800

A native Australian bird, the Bush Turkey is about the size of a small Xmas turkey but supposed to be very tough! Colourful and ugly with a face like a vulture. They build huge mounds of leaf litter in which to incubate their eggs and are the scavengers of the bush. At Lamington NP. where I took this shot they are used to humans and unafraid. This one was about 3 feet away from my boots, nearly too close for the lens.