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Any of various megapodes of the genera Eulipoa and Megapodius.
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But any images of prehistoric fauna are quickly banished when I catch site of the Melanesian scrubfowl (as it's more commonly known) which bears more resemblance to a chicken.
After exploring the coastal rainforests north of the Daintree River and finding such specialties as Southern Cassowary and Orange-footed Scrubfowl our guide Lara, an Ozzie Amazon with a heart of gold and a naturalist's eye, shepherded us to a forest glade.
Abandoned Orange-footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt) nests and coastal rainforest boundary dynamics during the late Holocene in monsoonal Australia.