Red-billed Brush-turkeys, Talegalla cuvieri

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.