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Melanesian Scrubfowl

Megapodius eremita Hartlaub, 1868

The Melanesian Megapode or Melanesian Scrubfowl (Megapodius eremita) is a species of bird in the Megapodiidae family. It is found in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Source: Wikipedia




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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.
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
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Melanesiaomnhøne
Polish:
nogal melanezyjski
Portuguese:
Frango-do-mato-ermitão
Russian:
Бисмаркская курица
Slovak:
tabon melanézsky
Swedish:
melanesisk storfotshöna
Ukrainian:
Великоніг меланезійський
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]
Clements, version 2019:
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]
eBird version 2019:
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) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Melanesian Megapode ( Megapodius eremita) [version 4]
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 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
Scientific: 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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