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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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.