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Polynesian megapode

(Megapodius pritchardii)

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Description

The Tongan megapode (Megapodius pritchardii) is a species of bird in the megapode family,Megapodiidae,currently endemic to Tonga.The species is also known as the Polynesian megapode,and as the Niuafo'ou megapode after the island of Niuafo'ou to which it was restricted for many years.The specific epithet honours British consul William Thomas Pritchard.

Taxonomic tree:

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