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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, mallee-fowl.
Also called leipoa, lowan.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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mallee fowl

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