Re: birding-aus Solomon Islands Scrubfowl

Subject: Re: birding-aus Solomon Islands Scrubfowl
From: Ronald Orenstein <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 07:50:53 -0400
At 11:39 AM 15/09/1999 +1000, Sean Pywell wrote:
>Does anyone happen to know which species of Megapodius lives in the Solomon
>Islands - and whether it differs substantially in appearance from
>Orange-footed Scrubfowl?

The Melanesian Megapode M. eremita, also found in the Bismarcks,
Admiralties and other nearby islands.  It is described in Jones et al.,
"The Megapodes" (Oxford UP 1995) as "a medium-sized very dark megapode with
naked skin of head and neck dull pinkish-red".  Its legs are dark.
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