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Megapodiidae
Alectura lathami
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Megapodiidae

Lesson, 1831
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The megapodes, also known as incubator birds or mound-builders, are stocky, medium-large chicken-like birds with small heads and large feet. They are included in the family of Megapodidae. They may build a pile of rotting vegetables as an incubator for their eggs.