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Waigeo Brushturkey - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Bruijn's Brush Turkey

Aepypodius bruijnii


43 cm

  • Dull brown plumage
  • Grey upperparts
  • Chestnut breast
  • Pink naked face

Male: small red comb and three pendulous red wattles


The species is endemic to the island of Waigeo off of Indonesian West Papua.


This is a monotypic species[1].


The species occurs at low density in high-altitude forests above 620 m.


The male builds a mound to incubate the eggs.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. BirdLife International

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