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Distribution, seasonal use, and predation of incubation mounds of Orange-footed Scrubfowl on Komodo Island, Indonesia

Imansyah, M. Jeri; Jessop, Tim; Sumner, Joanna; Purwandana, Deni; Ariefiandy, Achmad; Seno, Aganto


Megapodes are unique in using only heat from the environment, rather than body heat, to incubate their eggs as well as the precocious independence of their chicks on hatching. Of 22 recognized species of megapodes, 9 are listed as threatened due to factors including habitat loss and fragmentation, and predation on eggs and chicks. Orange-footed Scrubfowl (Megapodius reinwardt) are conspicuous components of the Oriental/Austral avifauna that inhabit the monsoon forests of the Lesser Sunda chain...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Field Ornithology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1557-9263.2009.00213.x


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