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(Animals) an Australian megapode, Leipoa ocellata, that allows its eggs to incubate naturally in a sandy mound
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|Noun||1.||mallee fowl - 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