Australian aborigines examine the nest of a megapode
3116207 Australian aborigines examine the nest of a megapode.; Private Collection; (add.info.: aka incubator bird or mound-builder, so named because they do not incubate their eggs with their body heat as other birds do, but bury them. From Los Precursores del Arte y de la Industria, published 1886.); Photo A© Ken Welsh; out of copyright.
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Australian brush-turkey (Alectura lathami)
Australian brush-turkey (Alectura lathami), a megapode. This bird with prominent wattle is a dominant breeding male. It makes a large mound of earth and leaf litter which generates heat by decomposition to incubate eggs buried inside. Currumbin Valley, SE Queensland, Australia
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Animal, Australian, Australian Brushturkey, Bird, Bush Turkey, Fauna, Megapode, Mound Build, Prominent Wattle, Wildlife