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Giant flying turkey once roamed Australia

ADELAIDE: A giant, flying turkey as tall as a kangaroo once roamed Australia, palaeontologists said on Wednesday, after an analysis of fossils and bones from around the country revealed five extinct bird species. A team from Flinders University in South Australia said they were all chunky relatives of today‚Äôs malleefowl and brush-turkeys. The megapode birds lived during the Pleistocene era, between 1.6 million and 10,000 years ago, alongside other giant Australian animals like diprotodons, marsupial lions and…