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Record: oai:ARNO:219423

AuthorR.C. Reichelt
TitleThe biology of the malleefowl Leipoa ocellata Gould in the Little Desert area, Australia
JournalZoologische Verhandelingen
KeywordsMegapodiidae; megapodes; malleefowl; Little Desert
AbstractSeveral 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.
Document typearticle
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