megapode
moundbird moundbird, mound bird mound bird . (Zo["o]l.) Any of several large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia, which build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs. Called also {mound builder}, {mound maker}, {megapode}, {brush turkey}, and {scrub fowl}.

Syn: megapode, mound builder, scrub fowl, brush turkey. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Megapode — Meg a*pode (m[e^]g [.a]*p[=o]d), n. [Mega + Gr. poy s, podo s, foot.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large footed, gallinaceous birds of the genera {Megapodius} and {Leipoa}, inhabiting Australia and other Pacific islands. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mégapode — ● mégapode nom masculin Gros oiseau galliforme des régions tropicales de l Indo Pacifique qui assure l incubation de ses œufs en recourant à la chaleur solaire, volcanique ou à celle provenant de la fermentation contrôlée de substances organiques …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • megapode — [meg′əpōd΄] n. [see MEGAPOD] any of a family (Megapodiidae) of large footed, ground dwelling gallinaceous birds of Australia and the East Indies that bury their eggs, often in mounds they have built of earth and vegetation …   English World dictionary

  • Megapode — For other uses of the term mound builder , see Mound builder (disambiguation). Megapodiidae Australian Brushturkey (Alectura lathami) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Mégapode — Megapodiidae Mégapodiidés …   Wikipédia en Français

  • megapode — didžiakojės vištos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Megapodius angl. megapode rus. большеног, m pranc. mégapode, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – didžiakojiniai siauresnis terminas – Bernšteino didžiakojė višta siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • mégapode — didžiakojės vištos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Megapodius angl. megapode rus. большеног, m pranc. mégapode, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – didžiakojiniai siauresnis terminas – Bernšteino didžiakojė višta siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • megapode — /meg euh pohd /, n. any of several large footed, short winged gallinaceous Australasian birds of the family Megapodiidae, typically building a compostlike mound of decaying vegetation as an incubator for their eggs. Also called brush turkey,… …   Universalium

  • megapode — 1. noun Any of several chicken or turkey like birds in the family Megapodiidae, which incubate their eggs by burying them where they receive warmth from decaying vegetation, solar radiation or geothermal heat. Syn: brush turkey, incubator bird,… …   Wiktionary

  • megapode — me·gà·po·de s.m. TS ornit. uccello del sottordine dei Megapodi | pl. con iniz. maiusc., sottordine dell ordine dei Galliformi {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1834. ETIMO: dal lat. scient. Megapodii, vd. mega e pode …   Dizionario italiano

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