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This photo was taken in the Ravensbourne National Park near Toowoomba in Queensland, Australia.
The Australia Brush Turkey belongs to the family of birds known as megapodes. They construct mounds of vegetation to incubate their eggs.
Males build large and distinctive incubation mounds which can be up to 4 metres wide and 2 metres high. The female then lays 18 to 24 white egggs in the mound with intervals of 2 – 3 days between laying each egg.
The decomposing mound gives off heat and warms the eggs. The male brush turkey maintains a regular temperature by adding or removing layers from the mound. Tthe chicks hatch after about 7 weeks, fully feathered and ready to run. They dig their way out of the mound.