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Alectura lathami (Australian Brushturkey)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Australian Brushturkey or Australian Brush-turkey, (Alectura lathami), also frequently called the Scrub Turkey or Bush Turkey, is a common, widespread species of mound-building bird from the family Megapodiidae found in eastern Australia from Far North Queensland to Illawarra in New South Wales. The Australian Brushturkey has also been introduced to Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
View Wikipedia Record: Alectura lathami

Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
20
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
38
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 15.5407
EDGE Score: 2.80582

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  5.16 lbs (2.34 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  190 grams
Female Weight [1]  4.76 lbs (2.16 kg)
Male Weight [1]  5.56 lbs (2.52 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  16.7 %
Clutch Size [4]  12
Incubation [3]  50 days
Maximum Longevity [5]  13 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Brigalow tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Cape York Peninsula tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Carpentaria tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Eastern Australian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Einasleigh upland savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Queensland tropical rain forests Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Dunggir National Park II 6402 New South Wales, Australia
Flinders Chase National Park II 81245 South Australia, Australia
Lamington National Park II 50970 Queensland, Australia
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia

Prey / Diet

Lentinula lateritia[6]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Ascaridia catheturina <Unverified Name>[7]
Gongylonema alecturae <Unverified Name>[7]
Goniodes macrocephalus <Unverified Name>[7]
Haemoproteus megapodius <Unverified Name>[7]
Lipeurus crassus <Unverified Name>[7]
Mediorhynchus alecturae[8]
Odontoterakis bancrofti <Unverified Name>[8]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bird Park Marlowlathami
Blackbutt Reserve
 lathami
Burger's Zoolathami
Denver Zoological Gardens
 lathami
Hai Park Kiriat Motzkinlathami
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)
Prospect Park Zoolathami
Sedgwick County Zoo
Ueno Zoological Gardenslathami
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
 lathami
Wildlife World Zoo
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologischer Garten Basellathami

Distribution

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 2007-01-23, in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Jones, DN, Dekker, RWRJ and Roselaar, CS 1995. The Megapodes (Megapodiidae). Oxford University Press 2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605 3Intrinsic aging-related mortality in birds, Robert E. Ricklefs, JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 31: 103–111. Copenhagen 2000 4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303 5de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 6MORE ON MYCOPHAGOUS BIRDS, J. A. Simpson, Australasian Mycologist 19 (2) 2000: research paper, p. 49-51 7Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19 8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011