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4 CRESTED PIGEON Ocyphaps lophotes 30–36cm/12–14in Crested is a largely grey-coloured pigeon with pink hues on the underparts, red skin around the eye, and a thin black topknot, quite unlike the rich ochre-coloured Spinifex Pigeon. It makes a loud and distinctive whirring sound, reminiscent of a washboard being played quickly, when it flies. Crested Pigeons generally forage on the ground, usually in groups, bobbing their heads as they walk along. When disturbed, they fly with a rapid, low flight characterised by long glides, tilting regularly.

Australia, and is best seen within protected areas in nw. VIC and e. SA. 5in A large, turkey-like megapode, or mound-nest-building bird. Brushturkeys are mainly black, with bright red bare skin on the head and neck and a vivid lemon-yellow collar. They are poor flyers, spending most of their time on the ground, and preferring to run from danger or flap clumsily away. They are commonly found in the rainforests and thick woodlands of e. Australia, from extreme n. QLD down to ne. NSW. Unlike many other rainforest creatures, this bird is not shy, and can even be bullish and sometimes a pest around picnic areas.

VIC and e. SA. 5in A large, turkey-like megapode, or mound-nest-building bird. Brushturkeys are mainly black, with bright red bare skin on the head and neck and a vivid lemon-yellow collar. They are poor flyers, spending most of their time on the ground, and preferring to run from danger or flap clumsily away. They are commonly found in the rainforests and thick woodlands of e. Australia, from extreme n. QLD down to ne. NSW. Unlike many other rainforest creatures, this bird is not shy, and can even be bullish and sometimes a pest around picnic areas.

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