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Megapode  n.  (Zool.) Any one of several species of large-footed, gallinaceous birds of the genera Megapodius and Leipoa, inhabiting Australia and other Pacific islands. Called also mound builder, scrub fowl, moundbird, and brush turkey. See Jungle fowl (b) under Jungle, and Leipoa.






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"Megapode" Quotes from Famous Books



... name given to a mound-building bird, Megapodius tumulus, Gould. See also Megapode. The Indian Jungle-fowl is ...
— A Dictionary of Austral English • Edward Morris



Words linked to "Megapode" :   Macrocephalon maleo, Megapodiidae, family Megapodiidae, lowan, leipoa, Leipoa ocellata, gallinaceous bird, mound bird, scrub fowl, Alectura lathami, maleo



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