Family MEGAPODIIDAE

Besides the nude oil-gland, the most remarkable character of this family is the mode of nidification described below. The young are hatched fully feathered and able to fly almost at once.

There are several genera inhabiting Australia, New Guinea, Celebes, and the neighbouring islands; only Megapodius has a wider range.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Family MEGAPODIIDAE
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
147
M_ID: 
585
M_SN: 
Megapodiidae
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
1964

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