(Flieg 1970; Marchant and Higgins 1993; Elliott and Kirwan 2017, except as noted)
(Shute et al. 2017, and as noted)
Class: Aves — birds
Order: Galliformes — fowls, gallinaceous birds (e.g., turkeys, grouse, chickens, quails, partridge, pheasant)
Family: Megapodiidae — megapodes (brush turkey, malleefowl, scrubfowl)
Genus: Alectura (Latham, 1824)
Species: Alectura lathami (J.E. Gray, 1831) — Australian Brush-turkey
Subspecies: Alectura lathami lathami (J.E. Gray, 1831) — Yellow-wattled Brush-turkey, Yellow-pouched Brush-turkey
Subspecies: Alectura lathami purpureicollis (Le Souref, 1898) — Purple-wattled Brush-turkey, Purple-pouched Brush-turkey
Sources: Elliott and Kirman (2017); Integrated Taxonomic Information System (2017); Darryl Jones, personal communication, 2018
An 1875 illustration of the Australian Brush-turkey.
From p. 294 of Cassell's Book of Birds (1875).
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This photograph, circa 1899, shows the size relationship between a boy and a Brush-turkey mound.
From p. 7 of Bird Lore, published by the National Audubon Society (1899).
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