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mallee fowl

Syllabification: mal·lee fowl

Definition of mallee fowl in English:

noun (plural same)

A megapode found in the mallee scrub of southern Australia, with pale patterned plumage.
  • Leipoa ocellata, family Megapodiidae
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.

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