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  • noun Any of various megapodes of the genera Eulipoa and Megapodius.

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  • noun A megapode.


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scrub +‎ fowl


  • The vulnerable Moluccan scrubfowl (Megapodius wallacei) is also found on Buru and Halmahera.

    Seram rain forests

  • Protected Areas Two protected areas on New Britain contain nearly all of the lowland birds, including nesting sites of the Melanesian scrubfowl (Megapodius eremita): Pokili (98 square kilometers (km2)) and Garu Wildlife Management Areas (87 km2).

    New Britain-New Ireland lowland rain forests

  • Additionally, one species not listed in Table 2 is Nicobar scrubfowl (Megapodius nicobariensis), which used to live in both the Andamans and Nicobars but is now found only in the latter.

    Andaman Islands rain forests

  • In total 16 restricted-range species are found in Palau, and one of these, the Micronesian scrubfowl (Megapodius laperouse) is considered endangered.

    Palau tropical moist forests

  • Family Common Name Species Accipitridae Nicobar serpent-eagle Spilornis minimus* Accipitridae Nicobar sparrowhawk Accipiter butleri* Megapodiidae Nicobar scrubfowl Megapodius nicobariensis** Columbidae Andaman wood-pigeon Columba palumboides Columbidae Andaman cuckoo-dove Macropygia rufipennis Psittacidae Nicobar parakeet Psittacula caniceps* Strigidae Andaman hawk-owl Ninox affinis Sturnidae White-headed starling Sturnus erythropygius Pycnonotidae Nicobar bulbul Hypsipetes nicobariensis** An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Nicobar Islands rain forests

  • The Vanuatu scrubfowl (Megapodius layardi), Santa Cruz ground-dove (Gallicolumba sanctaecrucis), Vanuatu imperial-pigeon (Ducula bakeri), chestnut-bellied kingfisher (Todirhampus farquhari), royal parrotfinch (Erythrura regia), and Santo Mountain starling (Aplonis santovestris) are all considered vulnerable.

    Vanuatu rain forests

  • Six of these species are considered vulnerable: Moluccan scrubfowl (Megapodius wallacei), blue-fronted lorikeet (Charmosyna toxopei), black-lored parrot (Tanygnathus gramineus), Buru cuckoo-shrike (Coracina fortis), streaky-breasted jungle-flycatcher (Rhinomyias addita), and rufous-throated white-eye (Madanga ruficollis), which represents a monotypic genus.

    Buru rain forests


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