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Moluccan megapode

(Eulipoa wallacei)

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Description

The Moluccan megapode (Eulipoa wallacei),also known as Wallace's scrubfowl,Moluccan scrubfowl or painted megapode,is a small,approximately 31 cm long,olive-brown megapode.The genus Eulipoa is monotypic,but the Moluccan megapode is sometimes placed in Megapodius instead.Both sexes are similar with an olive-brown plumage,bluish-grey below,white undertail coverts,brown iris,bare pink facial skin,bluish-yellow bill and dark olive legs.There are light grey stripes on reddish-maroon feathers on its back.The young has brownish plumage,a black bill,legs and hazel iris.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Galliformes
Family:Megapodiidae
Genus:Eulipoa
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