Query: classification: "42.83"
|Title||The biology of the malleefowl Leipoa ocellata Gould in the Little Desert area, Australia|
|Keywords||Megapodiidae; megapodes; malleefowl; Little Desert|
|Abstract||Several pairs of malleefowl Leipoa ocellata Gould, 1840, have been studied intensively in a block of natural mallee habitat. The unique observational situation, the result of years of patient and low-impact interactions between the observer and the birds, has provided detailed information on a normally secretive species. The regular mound construction behaviour is described, as is temperature testing and manipulation, copulation, egg laying and hatching.|
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