Melanesian megapode

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Melanesian megapode
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Megapodiidae
Genus: Megapodius
M. eremita
Binomial name
Megapodius eremita
Hartlaub, 1867

The Melanesian megapode or Melanesian scrubfowl (Megapodius eremita) is a species of bird in the family Megapodiidae. It is found in Bismarck Archipelago (Papua New Guinea) and the Solomon Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

First described by Gustav Hartlaub in 1867, it is a member of the scrubfowl genus Megapodius.


It is black all over except a red cap. its claws are long.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Megapodius eremita". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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