scrub fowl

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Noun1.scrub fowl - large-footed short-winged birds of Australasiascrub fowl - large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
leipoa, Leipoa ocellata, 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
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The huge eggs of the tabon birds (Tabon scrub fowl) were so rich that even if hard-boiled, they always turned out soft.'
The park isn't only home to Komodo dragons - it also serves as a habitat for sea turtles, manta rays, whales, Timor deer and orange-footed scrub fowl.