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.
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Rustling in the undergrowth usually heralded a brush turkey. These ubiquitous birds are friendly scavengers in and out of the rainforest.
Toward end of roasting, remove foil; brush turkey with drippings.
Brush turkey with melted butter or olive oil, then sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper if desired (or you can season it after roasting).