New Guinea scrubfowl

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New Guinea scrubfowl
Megapodius eremita.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Megapodiidae
Genus: Megapodius
Species: M. decollatus
Binomial name
Megapodius decollatus
Oustalet, 1878

The New Guinea scrubfowl (Megapodius decollatus) is a species of bird in the Megapodiidae family. It is found in New Guinea, mostly in the northern half. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. This species was formerly known as Megapodius affinis but Roselaar,1994,Bulletin of the Zoological Museum of the University of Amsterdam,14,no.2,pp. 9–36 showed that Megapodius affinis A.B.Meyer,1874 refers to M.reinwardt.

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