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Dusky Scrubfowl [freycinet, oustaleti or quoyii]

Megapodius freycinet [freycinet, oustaleti or quoyii] (= Megapodius freycinet freycinet) Gaimard, JP 1823

The dusky megapode, dusky scrubfowl or common megapode is a medium-sized, approximately 41 cm long, blackish bird with a short pointed crest, bare red facial skin, dark legs, brown irises, and a dark brown and yellow bill. The male and female are similar. This terrestrial species lives in forests and swamps, including mangroves, of the Maluku and Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia. Like other megapodes, it lays its eggs in a mound made from earth mixed with leaves, sand, gravel, and sticks, which can be as large as 11 m (36 ft) in diameter and stand nearly 5 m (16 ft) tall. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Megapodiidae
Genus:
   Megapodius
Scientific:
  Megapodius freycinet freycinet


Original description

Citation:
  Gaimard, JP 1823

Reference:
   Bull. Général Univ. Annonc. Nouv. Sci. 2 p.451

Protonym:
  Megapodius freycinet

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4425739


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  25B64C4F8BFF3E6E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-25B64C4F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/25B64C4F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 715318

Geographic range:

  • Megapodius freycinet freycinet: islands off of northwestern New Guinea: Waigeo and surrounding islets (Boni and Saonek), Kofiau, Kamuai, and Misool Island
  • Megapodius freycinet oustaleti: extreme northwestern New Guinea (western Vogelkop Peninsula) and adjacent islands, including Batanta, Salawati, and associated smaller islands
  • Megapodius freycinet quoyii: North Moluccas
English:
Dusky Scrubfowl [freycinet, oustaleti or quoyii]
French:
Mégapode de Freycinet [freycinet, oustaleti ou quoyii]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Dusky Scrubfowl [freycinet, oustaleti or quoyii] ( Megapodius freycinet [freycinet, oustaleti or quoyii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Dusky Scrubfowl [nominate] ( Megapodius freycinet [freycinet])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Dusky Scrubfowl [nominate] ( Megapodius freycinet [freycinet])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Dusky Scrubfowl [nominate] ( Megapodius freycinet [freycinet])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Dusky Scrubfowl [nominate] ( Megapodius freycinet [freycinet])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Dusky Scrubfowl [nominate] ( Megapodius freycinet [freycinet])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Dusky Scrubfowl [nominate] ( Megapodius freycinet [freycinet])
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Mégapode de Freycinet ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Clements, version 2021:
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Clements 6th edition:
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 3]
Clements, version 2015:
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Clements, version 2019:
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
eBird version 1.52:
Dusky Scrubfowl (Dusky) ( Megapodius freycinet freycinet) [version 3]
eBird version 1.53:
Dusky Scrubfowl (Dusky) ( Megapodius freycinet freycinet) [version 3]
eBird version 1.54:
Dusky Scrubfowl (Dusky) ( Megapodius freycinet freycinet) [version 3]
eBird version 1.55:
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 3]
eBird version 2015:
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
eBird version 2019:
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
eBird version 2021:
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
eBird version 2022:
Dusky Megapode (Dusky) ( Megapodius freycinet [freycinet Group]) [version 4]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Oriental Bird Club:
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Megapodius freycinet freycinet [version 3]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megapodius freycinet [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megapodius freycinet [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: subspecies group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Megapodius freycinet

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Catalan: Megàpode de Freycinet
Czech: tabon Freycinetův
Danish: Mørk Buskhøne
German: Grossfusshuhn, Molukken-Großfußhuhn
English: Dusky Megapode, Dusky Megapode (Dusky), Dusky scrub fowl, Dusky scrub hen, Dusky Scrubfowl, Dusky Scrubfowl (Dusky), Dusky Scrubfowl [freycinet, oustaleti or quoyii], Dusky Scrubfowl [nominate]
English, HBW: Dusky Scrubfowl (Dusky)
English (IOC): Dusky Megapode (Dusky)
English (United States): Dusky Scrubfowl
Esperanto: Malhela nestamasulo
Spanish: Talégalo de Freycinet, Telégala oscura
Spanish (Spain): Talégalo de Freycinet
Spanish (HBW): Dusky Scrubfowl
Estonian: filipiini rihukana, tõmmu-rihukana
Finnish: Isojalka
French: Mégapode de Freycinet, Mégapode de Freycinet [freycinet, oustaleti ou quoyii], Mégapode de Freycinet [freycinet], Mégapode de Freycinet [nominal]
Hungarian: szigeti ásótyúk
Indonesian: Burung gosong, Gosong Kelam
Italian: Megapodio del Freycinet, Megapodio fosco
Japanese (romaji): tsukatsukuri
Japanese: ツカツクリ
Scientific: Megapodius freycinet, Megapodius freycinet [freycinet Group], Megapodius freycinet [freycinet, oustaleti or quoyii], Megapodius freycinet [freycinet], Megapodius freycinet freycinet
Lithuanian: Džiunglinė didžiakojė višta
Dutch: Filippijns Boshoen, Zwart Boshoen
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sotomnhøne
Norwegian: Sotovnhøne
Polish: Nogal ciemny
Portuguese: Frango-do-mato-escuro
Portuguese (Portugal): frango-do-mato-escuro
Russian: Джунглевая курица, джунглевый большеног, Кустарниковая Курица, Тёмный большеног
Slovak: tabon tmavý
Serbian: Tamna megapoda
Swedish: Australisk storfothöna, halmaherastorfothöna, mörk storfotshöna
Turkish: Dumanlı megapod
Chinese: 暗色塚雉
Chinese (Traditional): 烏塚雉〔普通塜雉〕

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