- From: brush + turkey (Wiktionary)
“Bruijn's brush-turkey (Aepypodius bruijnii) and the western crowned pigeon (Goura cristata) are considered vulnerable.”
“To the mainland many of the birds and animals of the country are altogether confined; the Birds of paradise, the black cockatoo, the great brush-turkey, and the cassowary, are none of them found on Wamma or any of the detached islands.”
“It is the flesh of the brush-turkey, a wild fowl which the bushmen or blackfellows bring in here to market.”
“Once he was savagely pecked by an angry brush-turkey and forced to defend himself.”
“It proved to be a brush-turkey, which he forthwith proceeded to pluck and prepare for the spit; lighting a fire meanwhile, so that it might burn well up and be in a fit state for cooking when wanted.”
“I suppose the Talegallus -- the best-known brush-turkey -- must be looked on as an exception to all other birds with regard to the point I am considering; for this abnormal form buries its eggs in the huge mound made by the male, and troubles herself no more about them.”
“Birds of paradise, the black cockatoo, the great brush-turkey, and the cassowary, are none of them found on Wamma or any of the detached islands.”
“The latter said that he believed they were a species of the "brush-turkey," often found in New South Wales, and that their flesh was excellent.”
“As they advanced they discovered our brush-turkey pen, and, greatly to our distress, some of them instantly stooped over, and began to seize the birds, and to fasten them by their legs round their waists.”
“Overhead were numbers of cockatoos, parrots, and other birds of gay plumage, while now and then we caught sight of a brush-turkey running along rapidly over the ground.”
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