Nicobar megapode

Nicobar megapode

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Megapodius nicobariensis

The Nicobar megapode or Nicobar scrubfowl is a megapode found in some of the Nicobar Islands . Like other megapode relatives, it builds a large mound nest with soil and vegetation, with the eggs hatched by the heat produced by decomposition. Newly hatched chicks climb out of the loose soil of the mound and being fully feathered are capable of flight. The Nicobar Islands are on the edge of the distribution of megapodes, well separated from the nearest ranges of other megapode species. Being restricted to small islands and threatened by hunting, the species is vulnerable to extinction. The 2004 tsunami is believed to have wiped out populations on some islands and reduced populations on several others.

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Nicobar megapode habitat map

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References

1. Nicobar megapode Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicobar_megapode
2. Nicobar megapode on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22678583/92779885
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/335628

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