Alternative name: Tanimbar Scrubfowl
- Megapodius tenimberensis
35–47 cm (13¾-18½ in)
- Very short pointed nuchal crest
- Brownish-olive overall plumage
- Bare red facial skin
- Pale bill
Primary forest, tall second growth semi-evergreen forests and old logged forests.
Their diet is not well recorded, but is presumed they scratch the forest floor for small invertebrates.
There is little information. They build large mounds for their nests.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Tanimbar Megapode. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 18 June 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Tanimbar_Megapode