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(Redirected from Pteroptochos megapodius megapodius)
22¬∑5 cm (8¬ĺ in)- gives a quail-like impression
Northern form greyer than southern, nominate form.
Two subspecies are recognized:
Lives on dry, rocky slopes covered by thickets. The northern subspecies lives in more desert-like conditions.
The tail is often cocked. The are more likely to run away from danger than to fly.
They forage on the ground, mostly for insects, but seeds and berries are also eaten.
Voice is a series of hoots.
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