leipoa definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of Australian gallinaceous birds including but one types (Leipoa ocellata), about the measurements of a turkey. Its color is variegated, brown, black, white, and gray. Known as also local pheasant.
    • A genus of Australian mound-birds, of the family Megapodidæ and subfamily Mega-podinæ, having the plumage ocellated.
    • A bird for this genus: since, “the ocellated leipoa,” Gould.
    • Australian mound bird; incubates eggs normally in sandy mounds

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