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Orange-footed Scrubfowl , Jungle Fowl , Scrub Hen
Megapodius reinwardt
Orange Footed Scrubfowl

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia
Orange Footed Scrubfowl

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia
Bird Family :"Mound-builders"
Description :Uncommon local species. Length 47cm. Males build large egg incubating mounds made of vegetable matter. Eats berries, seeds, insects, grubs and roots. Call is a loud raucous double crow and gurgles, usually many birds calling at once and often at night.
Typical Habitat :Coastal lowland forest, vine scrub and mangroves.
Distribution :Common in coastal areas from the Kimberley region W.A., Top End N.T. and Cape York to Rockhampton. The local sub-species M. reinwardt castanotus is endemic, only recorded in Australia.
Migration :Resident / breeding at Bluewater Range and Magnetic Island. Main breeding season, September to Feburary.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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