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mallee fowl

or mallee-fowl

noun
1.
an Australian bird, Leipoa ocellata, of variegated gray, brown, white, and black plumage, that lays up to 35 eggs in an incubating mound.
Also called leipoa, lowan.
Origin of mallee fowl
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • This means there is one genus of mallee-fowl in the world, and it is found only in Australia.

    An Australian Bird Book John Albert Leach
British Dictionary definitions for mallee-fowl

mallee fowl

noun
1.
an Australian megapode, Leipoa ocellata, that allows its eggs to incubate naturally in a sandy mound
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