from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A general name for the Australian mound-builders, or mega-podes, which dwell in the thick underbrush or scrub.
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Birds includes herons Egretta sacra, stork-billed kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis, collared scops owl Otus bakkamoena, white bellied swiftlet Collocalia esculenta, pygmy swiftlet C. troglodytes, scrub-hen Megapodius freycinet cumingii and sea eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster.
The Australian jungle-fowl or scrub-hen also frequents these islands as well as the mainland.