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mallee fowl

or mallee-fowl

noun
1.
an Australian bird, Leipoa ocellata, of variegated gray, brown, white, and black plumage, that lays up to 35 eggs in an incubating mound.
Also called leipoa, lowan.
Origin of mallee fowl
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for mallee fowl

mallee fowl

noun
1.
an Australian megapode, Leipoa ocellata, that allows its eggs to incubate naturally in a sandy mound
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