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The Dusky Megapode (Megapodius freycinet) – also known as Dusky Scrubfowl – lives in forests and swamps, including mangroves, of the Maluku and Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia.
It measures about 41 cm in length.
The plumage is mostly blackish. It has a short pointed crest, bare red facial skin, dark legs, brown iris and dark brown and yellow bill.
The male and female are similar.
It deposits its eggs in a mound made from earth mixed with leaves, sand, gravel and sticks.
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