mound-bird

Definitions of mound-bird
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n large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs

Synonyms:
megapode, mound bird, mound builder, scrub fowl
Types:
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Leipoa ocellata, leipoa, lowan, mallee fowl
Australian mound bird; incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds
Alectura lathami, brush turkey
black megapode of wooded regions of Australia and New Guinea
Macrocephalon maleo, maleo
Celebes megapode that lays eggs in holes in sandy beaches
mallee hen
adult female mallee fowl
Type of:
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird
heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds

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