an Australian bird, Leipoa ocellata, of variegated gray, brown, white, and black plumage, that lays up to 35 eggs in an incubating mound.
Which Came First: Turkey The Bird, Or Turkey The Nation?The republic of Turkey (look north of Egypt, east of Greece) isn't exactly a breeding ground for the bird that Americans associate with Thanksgiving. In fact, the turkey is native to North America ... so, why do they share the same name?
Origin of mallee fowl
First recorded in 1960–65
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This means there is one genus of Mallee-Fowl in the world, and it is found only in Australia.An Australian Bird Book|John Albert Leach
British Dictionary definitions for mallee fowl
an Australian megapode, Leipoa ocellata, that allows its eggs to incubate naturally in a sandy mound
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