mound bird

moundbird

[mound-burd]
noun

Origin:
1850–55; mound1 + bird; so called because it covers its eggs with mounds of dirt and compost

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mound bird

noun
large-footed short-winged birds of Australasia; build mounds of decaying vegetation to incubate eggs [syn: megapode
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