Leipoa ocellata


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Noun1.Leipoa ocellata - Australian mound birdLeipoa ocellata - Australian mound bird; incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds
megapode, mound bird, mound-bird, scrub fowl, mound builder - large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs
genus Leipoa - mallee fowl
mallee hen - adult female mallee fowl
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279 The mallee fowl (Leipoa ocellata) lives in areas of dry vegetation in semi-arid areas of south and southeast Australia.
Endangered species which scientists are now trying to save from cats and foxes include the mala (Lagorchestes hirsutus), the antina (Zyzomys pedunculatus, or central rock rat), the burrowing and brushtail bettong, Bettongia lagotis, the bilby, Macrotis lagotis, the Alice Springs mouse, Pseudomysfieldi, and the mallee fowl, Leipoa ocellata.