Biak scrubfowl

Biak scrubfowl

Biak scrubfowl, Biak megapode

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Megapodius geelvinkianus

The Biak scrubfowl or Biak megapode (Megapodius geelvinkianus ) is a species of bird in the family Megapodiidae. It is found only on the islands of Biak, Mios Korwar, Numfor, Manim and Mios Num in the West Papua region of Indonesia.

Appearance

This bird measures 36 cm (14 in) long. Its plumage is largely dark grey. It has a slight crest and a reddish or bluish face. Legs are red or dark grey.

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Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Some taxonomists consider this to be a subspecies of the dusky megapode, others as a subspecies of the orange-footed scrubfowl, but is increasingly looked at as a distinct species.

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References

1. Biak scrubfowl Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biak_scrubfowl
2. Biak scrubfowl on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22728514/94988793
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/409832

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