Definition of mallee fowl in English:

mallee fowl

Syllabification: mal·lee fowl

noun (plural same)

A megapode found in the mallee scrub of southern Australia, with pale patterned plumage.
  • Leipoa ocellata, family Megapodiidae
More example sentences
  • Only the malleefowl and the Australian brush-turkey can be found in habitats outside the rainforest.
  • The malleefowl is unique in that it is the only megapod that makes it's home in dry, inland scrub.
  • State Forests already provides financial support for the malleefowl breeding program at Western Plains Zoo and supplied the program's original breeding pairs from Goonoo.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day neoteny
Pronunciation: niːˈɒt(ə)ni
noun
retention of juvenile features in the adult animal