Megapodius laperouse •
megapodius laperouse

Megapodius laperouse

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The Micronesian megapode is a stocky medium-sized bird that is mostly dark brownish-black in appearance. Its head is paler than its body, and it has a pale grey crest, a yellow bill, and large dull-yellow legs and feet.

It is 38 cm. Medium-sized, dark megapode with paler head. Mostly brownish-black with short pale grey crest. Yellow bill, red facial skin showing through thin feathers. Unusually large, dingy yellow legs and feet. Similar spp. Could be confused with dark morphs of Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus (or feral domestic stock). .

Its call is a loud “keek”, song often a duet with one bird beginning a rising and accelerating “keek-keek-keek-keek”- etc. culminating in a loud “kee-keer-kew” (Palau) or “keek-keer-keet” (Marianas), the other answering with a rising cackle that slows near the end.

Detailed information
Full Name: Micronesian megapode (Megapodius laperouse)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Birds
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 06/02/1970 Pacific Region (Region 1) Wherever found
  • States/US Territories in which the Micronesian megapode, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Guam , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau
  • US Counties in which the Micronesian megapode, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
  • Countries in which the the Micronesian megapode, Wherever found is known to occur: Palau
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