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Melanesian Scrubfowl
Megapodius eremita Hartlaub, 1868
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Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Megapodiidae
Genus:
  Megapodius

Scientific:
  Megapodius eremita

Citation:
  Hartlaub, 1868

Reference:
  PZS(1867) Pt3 p.830

Protonym:
  Megapodius eremita

Avibase ID:
  5795BC17912E08C2

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/5795BC17

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 553826

Geographic range:

  • Megapodius eremita: Admiralty Is., New Britain, New Ireland and Solomon Is.
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Melanesian Scrubfowl
Czech:
  tabon bismarcký
German:
  Bismarck-Großfußhuhn
Danish:
  Melanesisk Buskhøne
Spanish:
  Talégalo Eremita
Finnish:
  harmaaisojalka
French:
  Mégapode mélanésien
Italian:
  Megapodio di Melanesia
Japanese:
  meraneshiatsukatsukuri
Japanese:
  メラネシアツカツクリ
Dutch:
  Heremietboshoen
Norwegian:
  Melanesiaovnhøne
Polish:
  nogal melanezyjski
Portuguese:
  Frango-do-mato-ermitão
Russian:
  Бисмаркская курица
Slovak:
  tabon melanézsky
Swedish:
  melanesisk storfotshöna
Chinese:
  红斑塚雉


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Mégapode mélanésien ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Mégapode mélanésien ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Hartlaub's Incubator Bird ( Megapodius eremita)
Clements 4th edition:
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition:
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
Clements, version 2015:
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
eBird version 1.52:
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
eBird version 1.53:
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
eBird version 1.54:
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
eBird version 1.55:
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 3]
eBird version 2015:
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Bismarck Scrub Fowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Bismarck Scrub Fowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
   Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita)
James Lee Peters:
    Megapodius eremita [version 3]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Megapodius eremita [version 3]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Megapodius eremita [version 3]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Melanesian Scrubfowl ( Megapodius eremita) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Megapodius eremita [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Megapodius eremita [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Megapodius freycinet [sensu lato] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Catalan: Megàpode de Melanèsia
Czech: Tabon bismarcký
Danish: Melanesisk Buskhøne
German: Bismarck-Großfußhuhn, Bismarckhuhn, Salomonengrossfusshuhn
English: Bare-faced Scrubfowl, Bismarck Scrub Fowl, Bismarck Scrub Hen, Bismark Scrubfowl, Hartlaub's Incubator Bird, Hartlaub's Scrubfowl, Melanesian Megapode, Melanesian scrub fowl, Melanesian Scrubfowl, Solomon megapode
English (IOC): Melanesian Megapode
Spanish: Talégalo Eremita, Telégala de Bismarck
Spanish (Spain): Talégalo Eremita
Spanish (HBW): Melanesian Scrubfowl
Estonian: melaneesia rihukana
Finnish: Harmaaisojalka
French: Mégapode érémite, Mégapode mélanésien
Hungarian: melanéz ásótyúk
Italian: Megapodio delle Isole Bismarck, Megapodio di Melanesia
Japanese: meraneshiatsukatsukuri
Japanese: メラネシアツカツクリ
Latin: Megapodius eremita, Megapodius freycinet eremita
Lithuanian: Melanezinė didžiakojė višta
Dutch: Heremietboshoen
Norwegian Nynorsk: Melanesiaomnhøne
Norwegian: Melanesiaovnhøne
Polish: nogal melanezyjski
Portuguese: Frango-do-mato-ermitão
Russian: Бисмаркская курица, Меланезийский большеног
Slovak: tabon melanézsky
Serbian: Melanezijska megapoda
Swedish: Melanesisk storfothöna, melanesisk storfotshöna
Turkish: Melanezya Megapodu
Ukrainian: Великоніг меланезійський
Chinese: 红斑塚雉
Chinese (Traditional): 美拉尼西亞塚雉

 

         

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