Philippine megapode

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Philippine megapode
Megapodius cumingii -North Sulawesi, Indonesia-8.jpg
M. c. gilbertii in Indonesia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Megapodiidae
Genus: Megapodius
M. cumingii
Binomial name
Megapodius cumingii
  • M. c. dillwyni (Tweeddale, 1878)
  • M. c. gilbertii (G. R. Gray, 1862)
  • M. c. cumingii (Dillwyn, 1853)
  • M. c. pusillus (Tweeddale, 1878)
  • M. c. sanghirensis (Schlegel, 1880)
  • M. c. tabon (Hachisuka, 1931)
  • M. c. talautensis (Roselaar, 1994)

The Philippine megapode (Megapodius cumingii), also known as the Philippine scrubfowl or the Tabon scrubfowl, is a species of bird in the family Megapodiidae. It is found in northeastern Borneo, Sulawesi and the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.


It has a brown back and a blue-grey front. It has bare vermillion skin round its eyes.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Megapodius cumingii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ Dillwyn, Lewis Llewelyn (1853) ["1851"]. "On an undescribed species of Megapodius". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 19 (1): 118–120, pl. XXXIX.