brush turkey
Megapode Meg"a*pode (m[e^]g"[.a]*p[=o]d), n. [Mega- + Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of large-footed, gallinaceous birds of the genera {Megapodius} and {Leipoa}, inhabiting Australia and other Pacific islands. Called also {mound builder}, {scrub fowl}, {moundbird}, and {brush turkey}. See {Jungle fowl} (b) under {Jungle}, and {Leipoa}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Brush turkey — Brush tur key (Zo[ o]l.) A large, edible, gregarious bird of Australia ({Talegalla Lathami}) of the family {Megapodid[ae]}. Also applied to several allied species of New Guinea. [1913 Webster] Note: The brush turkeys live in the brush, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brush turkey — /brʌʃ ˈtɜki / (say brush terkee) noun 1. Also, Australian brush turkey, bush turkey, scrub turkey. a large mound building bird, Alectura lathami, of wooded regions of eastern Australia; reappearing in the northern suburbs of Sydney and in the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • brush turkey — moundbird moundbird, mound bird mound bird . (Zo[ o]l.) Any of several large footed short winged birds of Australasia, which build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs. Called also {mound builder}, {mound maker}, {megapode}, {brush… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brush-turkey — noun Any of several species of large birds, found in Australia and New Guinea, in the megapode (turkey like) family Megapodiidae. Syn: bush turkey, scrub turkey …   Wiktionary

  • brush-turkey — noun a large mound building bird resembling a turkey, found mainly in New Guinea. [Family Megapodiidae: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • brush turkey — megapode. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • brush turkey — noun black megapode of wooded regions of Australia and New Guinea • Syn: ↑Alectura lathami • Hypernyms: ↑megapode, ↑mound bird, ↑mound bird, ↑mound builder, ↑scrub fowl • Member Holonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Australian Brush-turkey — Taxobox name = Australian Brush turkey status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Galliformes familia = Megapodiidae genus = Alectura genus authority = Latham, 1824 species …   Wikipedia

  • Red-billed Brush-turkey — Taxobox name = Red billed Brush turkey status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Galliformes familia = Megapodiidae genus = Talegalla species = T. cuvieri binomial = Talegalla cuvieri binomial …   Wikipedia

  • Bruijn's Brush-turkey — Taxobox name = Bruijn s Brush turkey status = EN status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Galliformes familia = Megapodiidae genus = Aepypodius species = A. bruijnii binomial = Aepypodius bruijnii binomial …   Wikipedia

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