Diurnal, Mate for life, several pairs often share the same mound, By day spend time on the forest floor.


Coastal Forest, vine; rain; and monsoon forests. Monsoon rainforest leaves on the forest floor provide material for breeding mounds.


Breeding mounds which are made of leaves off the forest floor can be very old. Succeeding generations continue to work them. Some mounds found in Kakadu National Park are known to be well over 100 years old.


August September October November December January February March, 3-13 eggs; pale brown. nest a mound of soil or sand sometimes 7 m by 3 mtrs high. Both sexes share building and maintaining of the mound, once eggs are layed under the mound, the parent has no more to do with the offspring, totally independent once hatched.


Kakadu National Park


Omnivore, fallen fruit; seeds; shoots; and insects; snails and other invertebrates.


Common Name: Orange-footed Scrubfowl Scientific Name: Megapodius reinwardt
Sub Order: Unavailable Order: Galliformes
Class: Aves Category: Endemic
Status: Least Concern Size: 400 mm.

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