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Nicobar Scrubfowl

Megapodius nicobariensis Blyth, 1846

The Nicobar Megapode or Nicobar Scrubfowl (Megapodius nicobariensis) is a megapode found in some of the Nicobar Islands (India). Like other megapodes 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. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Megapodiidae
Genus:
  Megapodius

Scientific:
  Megapodius nicobariensis

Citation:
  Blyth, 1846

Reference:
  J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal 15 p.52

Protonym:
  Megapodius nicobariensis

Avibase ID:
  F4042498AA086687

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F4042498

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 553821


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Megapodius nicobariensis nicobariensis: Lowlands of central and n Nicobar Islands
  • Megapodius nicobariensis abbotti: Lowlands of Great Nicobar I. and Little Nicobar I.
English:
Nicobar Scrubfowl
Czech:
tabon nikobarský
German:
Nikobar-Großfußhuhn
Danish:
Nicobarbuskhøne
Spanish:
Talégalo de Nicobar
Finnish:
nikobaarienisojalka
French:
Mégapode des Nicobar
Italian:
Megapodio delle Nicobare
Japanese:
nikobarutsukatsukuri
Japanese:
ニコバルツカツクリ
Dutch:
Nicobarenboshoen
Norwegian:
Nikobarovnhøne
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Nikobaromnhøne
Polish:
nogal nikobarski
Portuguese:
Frango-do-mato-das-nicobar
Russian:
Никобарская курица
Slovak:
tabon nikobarský
Swedish:
nikobarstorfotshöna
Ukrainian:
Великоніг нікобарський
Chinese:
尼柯巴塚雉


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Mégapode des Nicobar ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Mégapode des Nicobar ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
Clements, version 2015:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Clements, version 2019:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
eBird version 1.52:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
eBird version 1.53:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
eBird version 1.54:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
eBird version 1.55:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 3]
eBird version 2015:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
eBird version 2019:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Nicobar Scrub Fowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Nicobar Scrub Fowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Nicobar Megapode ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 4]
Oriental Bird Club:
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Nicobar Scrubfowl ( Megapodius nicobariensis) [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megapodius nicobariensis [version 2]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megapodius nicobariensis [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Megapodius [nicobariensis, cumingii or bernsteinii] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Megàpode de les illes Nicobar
Czech: Tabon nikobarský
Danish: Nicobarbuskhøne
German: Nicobariensis, Nikobarengrossfusshuhn, Nikobarenhuhn, Nikobar-Großfußhuhn, Nikobarhuhn
English: Nicobar Megapode, Nicobar Scrub Fowl, Nicobar Scrub Hen, Nicobar Scrubfowl, Nicobar Scrubhen
English (India): Nicobar Scrubfowl (Nicobar Megapode)
English (IOC): Nicobar Megapode
Spanish: Talégalo de Nicobar, Telégala de Nicobar
Spanish (Spain): Talégalo de Nicobar
Spanish (HBW): Nicobar Scrubfowl
Estonian: nicobari rihukana
Finnish: Nikobaarienisojalka
French: Mégapode des Nicobar
Hungarian: nikobári ásótyúk
Italian: Megapodio delle Nicobare
Japanese: nikobarutsukatsukuri
Japanese: ニコバルツカツクリ
Scientific: Megapodius freycinet abbotti, Megapodius freycinet nicobariensis, Megapodius nicobarensis, Megapodius nicobariensis, Megapodius nicobariensis nicobariensis
Lithuanian: Nikobarinė didžiakojė višta
Dutch: Nicobarenboshoen
Norwegian Nynorsk: Nikobaromnhøne
Norwegian: Nikobarovnhøne
Polish: nogal nikobarski
Portuguese: Frango-do-mato-das-nicobar
Russian: Никобарская курица
Slovak: tabon nikobarský
Serbian: Nikobarska megapoda
Swedish: Nikobarstorfothöna, nikobarstorfotshöna
Turkish: Nikobar Adası Megapodu
Ukrainian: Великоніг нікобарський
Chinese: 尼柯巴塚雉
Chinese (Traditional): 尼科巴塚雉

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