Definition of Megapode. Meaning of Megapode. Synonyms of Megapode

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Definition of Megapode

Megapode
Megapode 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.

Meaning of Megapode from wikipedia

- The megapodes, also known as incubator birds or mound-builders, are stocky, medium-large, chicken-like birds with small heads and large feet in the family...
- The Moluccan megapode (Eulipoa wallacei), also known as Wallace's scrubfowl, Moluccan scrubfowl or painted megapode, is a small, approximately 31 cm long...
- Nicobar megapode or Nicobar scrubfowl (Megapodius nicobariensis) is a megapode found in some of the Nicobar Islands (India). Like other megapode relatives...
- The Philippine megapode (Megapodius ****ingii), also known as the Philippine scrubfowl or the Tabon scrubfowl, is a species of bird in the family Megapodiidae...
- The Tongan megapode (Megapodius pritchardii) is a species of bird in the megapode family, Megapodiidae, currently endemic to Tonga. The species is also...
- The noble megapode (Megavitiornis altirostris), also known as the deep-billed megapode, is an extinct, flightless, giant stem-galliform bird that was endemic...
- The Vanuatu megapode or Vanuatu scrubfowl (Megapodius layardi) is a species of bird in the family Megapodiidae. It was formerly known as the New Hebrides...
- The maleo (Macrocephalon maleo) is a large megapode and the only member of the monotypic genus Macrocephalon. The maleo is endemic to the Indonesian island...
- The Micronesian megapode or Micronesian scrubfowl (Megapodius laperouse) is an endangered megapode which inhabits islands of the Western Pacific Ocean...
- The dusky megapode or dusky scrubfowl (Megapodius freycinet) is a medium-sized (about 41 cm long), blackish bird with a short pointed crest, bare red facial...
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