Unfortunately these might come under the love them or loathe them category. If you live near to a bushland setting and these birds are about, they can invade neighbourhood gardens and create ... well, let's say, chaos. That's the rumour.....
If 'we' left gardens as a natural setting like this, nothing would appear out of place. Excepting maybe a heat-generating incubation mound measuring up to 4 metres (13 feet) wide, to hatch their eggs.
...reading in part: Little survivors, parent birds do not recognise their chicks when they hatch and play no part in raising them.
how neat that vertical tail fan
crossing pathway ahead on the Booyong walk (O'Reilly's Retreat, Lamington National Park, Qld). More on 'the Booyong walk' tomorrow.
Australian Brush-turkey fact-sheet from Birds in Backyards