Five reasons to love brush turkeys

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Brush turkeys are blamed for damaging gardens and darting across roads. Found in eastern Australia from Far North Queensland to the Illawarra in New South Wales, they've managed to adapt to life in cities such as Brisbane and Sydney, and have also been introduced to Kangaroo Island in South Australia.

The characteristic nature of the brush turkey is to lurk in gardens making an awful mess as it digs up leaf litter, twigs and dirt.

But there are good reasons to admire — if not love — this native bird, as revealed by 'turkey whisperer' Professor Darryl Jones of Griffith University.

Read the full story at ABC Online.

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