Definition of malleefowl in English:

malleefowl

Line breaks: mal¦lee|fowl
Pronunciation: /ˈmalɪfaʊl
 
/
(also mallee hen)

noun (plural same)

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