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Dusky Scrubfowl

Megapodius freycinet Gaimard, 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




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


Original description

Citation:
  Gaimard, 1823

Reference:
  Bull.Gen.Univ.Annon.Nouv.Sci. p.451

Protonym:
  Megapodius freycinet

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


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  CFD73D94EAE85C49

Avibase ID:
  avibase-CFD73D94

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/CFD73D94


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175697

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
  • Megapodius freycinet buruensis: central Moluccas (Buru)
English:
Dusky Scrubfowl
Catalan:
Megàpode de Freycinet
Czech:
tabon Freycinetův
Danish:
Mørk Buskhøne
German:
Molukken-Großfußhuhn
Spanish:
Talégalo de Freycinet
Finnish:
isojalka
French:
Mégapode de Freycinet
Hungarian:
szigeti ásótyúk
Italian:
Megapodio delle Nicobare
Japanese (romaji):
nikobarutsukatsukuri
Japanese:
ツカツクリ
Lithuanian:
Džiunglinė didžiakojė višta
Dutch:
Nicobarenboshoen
Norwegian:
Sotovnhøne
Polish:
nogal ciemny
Portuguese:
frango-do-mato-escuro
Russian:
Джунглевая курица
Slovak:
tabon tmavý
Swedish:
mörk storfotshöna
Ukrainian:
Великоніг джунглевий
Chinese:
暗色塚雉
Chinese (Traditional):
烏塚雉〔普通塜雉〕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Dusky Scrubfowl ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Dusky Megapode ( Megapodius freycinet) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Related taxa

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Other synonyms


Azerbaijani: tünd böyükayaq
Catalan: Megàpode de Freycinet
Czech: tabon Freycinetův
Danish: Mørk Buskhøne
German: Molukken-Großfußhuhn
English: Dusky Megapode, Dusky Scrubfowl
Esperanto: Malhela nestamasulo
Spanish: Talégalo de Freycinet
Estonian: biaki rihukana
Finnish: isojalka
French: Mégapode de Freycinet
Hungarian: szigeti ásótyúk
Indonesian: Gosong Kelam
Italian: Megapodio delle Nicobare
Japanese (romaji): nikobarutsukatsukuri
Japanese: ツカツクリ
Kirghiz: жунгли тоогу
Scientific: Alecthelia Urvilii, Megapodius freycinet, Megapodius freycinet freycinet
Lithuanian: Džiunglinė didžiakojė višta
Dutch: Nicobarenboshoen
Norwegian: Sotovnhøne
Polish: nogal ciemny
Portuguese: frango-do-mato-escuro
Russian: Джунглевая курица
Slovak: tabon tmavý
Swedish: mörk storfotshöna
Ukrainian: Великоніг джунглевий
Chinese: 暗色塚雉
Chinese (Traditional): 烏塚雉〔普通塜雉〕

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