moundbird definition

  • noun:
    • See megapode.
    • megapode
    • See moundbird in language.
    • any one of a few large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia, which develop mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs. Known as also mound-builder, mound maker, megapode, brush turkey, and scrub fowl.
    • A bird of this household Megapodiid√¶, and especially of this genus Megapodius.
    • large-footed short-winged wild birds of Australasia; build mounds of rotting vegetation to incubate eggs
    • large-footed short-winged wild birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying plant life to incubate eggs

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