Northern Beaches FaunaAustralian Bush Turkey Blue Bottles By-the-wind Sailor Common Brushtail Possum Purple Shore Crab Red-tipped Crab Spider Three-bar Porcupinefish

The Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami), commonly known as the Bush Turkey are often seen throughout the Northern Beaches region, walking across the road, through the understorey of the gardens, parks and reserves, creating nesting mounds.

Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami), Dee Why NSW
Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami), Dee Why NSW
Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami), Dee Why NSW
Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami), Dee Why NSW
Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami), Dee Why NSW
Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami), Dee Why NSW

Check out Stony Range Regional Botanic Garden > Australian Bush Turkey


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Informal: Gnathostomata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Galliformes
  • Family: Megapodiidae
  • Genus: Alectura
  • Species: Alectura lathami

Footnote & References

  1. Australian Brush-turkey, BirdLife Australia, https://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/australian-brush-turkey
  2. Alectura lathami J.E. Gray, 1831, Australian Brush-Turkey, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/3c6fe522-90df-4447-ab21-1dd086461abc
  3. Brush turkeys are spreading across Sydney but how the bird crossed the harbour is a mystery, by Rosemary Bolger and Cassie McCullagh, 3 Aug 2022, ABC Radio Sydney, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-03/brush-turkeys-reclaim-sydney-south-inner-city-sightings/101291730

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