Red-billed Brush-turkeys, Talegalla cuvieri

Photo Wanted Red-billed Brush-turkeys, also known as Red-billed Talegallas or Cuvier's Brush-turkeys
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The Red-billed Brush-turkey (Talegalla cuvieri) - also known as Red-billed Talegalla or Cuvier's Brush-turkey - inhabits lowland forests on Vogelkop Peninsula, western Snow Mountains, and Misool Island of West Papua in Indonesia.



The Red-billed Brush-turkey measures up to 57cm in length. The plumage is black. The bare face is yellow. The bill is orange-reddish, and the feet are orange.

The head is covered with bristle-like black feathers.

Males and females look alike.


Nesting / Breeding

Red-billed Brush-turkey constructs its nest mound out of sticks and leaves.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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