megapode

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megapode

any of the mound birds of Australia and SE Asia that bury their eggs in mounds of earth so that the eggs develop without incubation.
References in periodicals archive ?
Goth A (2001) Innate predator-recognition in Australian brush-turkey (Alectura lathami, Megapodiidae) hatchlings.
Goth A (in press) Behaviour of Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami, Galliformes: Megapodiidae) chicks following underground hatching.