This video from Australia is called Two Australian brush turkey females laying their eggs on a nest under the close supervision of the male.
In only two zoos in all of Europe, this species is breeding.
Contrary to most bird species, the adult birds do not sit on the eggs, but let the eggs develop in warm heaps of leaves.
Today Australia’s leading national bird conservation organisation, Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner), has launched its annual State of Australia’s Birds report. This year’s theme, Islands and Birds, provides just a snapshot as more than 8,300 islands occur within Australia’s jurisdiction: here.
Six Australian birds declared extinct, although some could have been saved: here.
- Brush turkey and the rubber snake (lifeofthebowerbird.wordpress.com)
- O’Reilly’s rainforest retreat (lappellwarren.wordpress.com)
- Australia’s favourite birds (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- It’s official, the superb fairy-wren is our favourite bird (theguardian.com)
- Australia’s favourite birds (pateblog.nma.gov.au)
- Winter Woodland Visit (sdubirds.wordpress.com)
- Hand-reared spoon-billed sandpiper travels 8,000km (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Artful (elizabethglendon.wordpress.com)
- Climate change blamed for high muttonbird death toll. (northernstar.com.au)