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The Tanimbar Megapode or Tanimbar Scrubfowl (Megapodius tenimberensis) is endemic to the Tanimbar Islands of Indonesia, where it occurs in forest and scrub habitats. Some consider this race a subspecies of the Orange-footed Scrubfowl, Megapodius reinwardt.



These terrestrial birds are about the same size as the domestic chicken.


Diet / Feeding

It mostly feeds on seeds, fallen fruit and terrestrial invertebrates (including insects, worms, etc.).


Breeding / Nesting

The nest is alarge mounds of sand, leaf litter and other debris where the heat generated by the decomposition of organic material serves to incubate the eggs.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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