Definitions for: Megapode


[n] large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs



Webster (1913) Definition: Meg"a*pode, n. [Mega- + Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot.]
(Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of large-footed, gallinaceous
birds of the genera Megapodius and Leipoa, inhabiting
Australia and other Pacific islands. See Jungle fowl
(b) under Jungle, and Leipoa.

Synonyms: mound builder, moundbird, scrub fowl

See Also: Alectura lathami, brush turkey, family Megapodiidae, gallinaceon, gallinaceous bird, leipoa, Leipoa ocellata, lowan, Macrocephalon maleo, maleo, mallee fowl, Megapodiidae

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