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More on Brush Turkeys
Outrageously creative gardeners

The Australian Brush Turkey is an enthusiastic and creative gardener with a difference. He grows chicks in vast compost mounds rather than plants. This zealous and jealous worker, doesn't even share the site with the females who plant the eggs for him! Dr Ann Goeth looks at the gradual return of this spectacularly unique species to the Sydney region and in particular why they are doing so well in suburban habitats.
Courtin' action male brush turkey style

Caught in action - just what drives these male mound builders sexual agression
Brush work

There are more unique behaviours of Brush Turkeys  than simply a dogged determination to decimate neat suburban gardens!
 

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