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mound-bird

Definitions of mound-bird
  1. noun
    large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs
    synonyms: megapode, mound bird, mound builder, scrub fowl
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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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