Brush Turkey Picture
The Australian name for one of the largest of the MEGAPODES,
lathami, which has frequently made its mound, laid its eggs, and reared
its young in the London Zoological Gardens, after the manner described
many years ago by Mr. Bartlet (Proceedings of the Zoological
Society of London. 1860, pp. 426,427). In earlier days the position
of this bird was a great puzzle to some ornithologists, who thought from
the form of its bill that it was a Bird-of-Prey, and called it the "New-Holland
A corruption of Betcherrygah, given by Gould as the native name
of the pretty little Australian PARRAKEET,
is now so favourite a cage-bird. Its name was still further corrupted in
the 19th Century into Beauregard!
A North-American species of Duck, the Bucephala albeola. This
relatively small duck is bird is part of the genus Bucephala, (Goldeneye).
The name Bufflehead comes from a shortening of "buffalo head".
Adult males Buffleheads are have a white body with a black top-of-the-back.
Their head is black with around the eye and beak but with a large white
cap behind the eye. The body of adult females is mainly brown
body, with a brown head. Like the males they also bave a white patch
behind their eye, but the size of this white patch is smaller than in the