The Brush-turkeys: Birds in Suburbia project enables citizen scientists to report primary ecological information, detailed behavioural observations, and communicate as a community to learn and share information. Citizen scientists, using the app or website, upload their observations of Australian Brush-turkeys in one of four primary categories: 1) Birds – presence of male, female, and adult, chick, 2) Mound – presence of a nest mound, 3) Roost –groups of birds communally roosting in trees, and 4) Traces – other evidence of Brush-turkey presence. The information collected increases our understanding of the current and changing distribution of Brush-turkeys, and to learn about the behaviours that enable their recolonisation of their former distribution, in particular the dangerous and uncharacteristic urban habitat.
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