82. Megapodius nicobariensis

82. Megapodius nicobariensis.

THE NICOBAR MEGAPODE.

Male 14 1/2 to 17"; 1 1/4 to 2 1/8 lbs. Legs dark horny. Bill greenish. Orbits brick-red. Crown pale olive, grey behind ears. Above olive-brown, below grey-brown. Breast tinged grey.— Young snuff-brown, with tail-like bunch of fur (Stray Feathers, ii. 276). Eggs (3.25 x 2.07) pink.

Also fifteen other species of True Megapodes, varying from 9 1/2" to 17" in length.

Also Eulipoa. The Painted Megapode, with secondary quills much shorter than the primaries. 14" long, with tail of twelve feathers.

Also Lipoa. One species {L. ocellata) of Ocellated Megapode (the Australian Pheasant). 24" long, with tail of sixteen feathers.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
82. Megapodius nicobariensis
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
82
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
112
Common name: 
Nicobar Megapode
M_ID: 
618
M_CN: 
Nicobar Megapode
M_SN: 
Megapodius nicobariensis
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12770

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