Definition of Mallee fowl
1. Noun. Australian mound bird; incubates eggs naturally in sandy mounds.
Generic synonyms: Megapode, Mound Bird, Mound Builder, Mound-bird, Scrub Fowl
Group relationships: Genus Leipoa
Specialized synonyms: Mallee Hen
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Literary usage of Mallee fowl
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1. The Wanderings of a Spiritualist by Arthur Conan Doyle (1921)
"—The mallee fowl.—Sussex in Australia.—Farewell to Adelaide. I WAS welcomed to Australia by a hospitable letter from the Premier, Mr. Hughes, who assured me ..."
2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1916)
"... photographs of Australian birds is published in this number. The South Australian Ornithologist. II, Parte. April 1,1916. Notes on the mallee fowl. ..."
3. Australasia by Henry Rees (1907)
"... are represented by 3 genera and 4 species; most of them are restricted to northern Australia, but the mallee fowl (Lipoa ..."
4. Annual Report of the New York Zoological Society by New York Zoological Society (1914)
"... a very uncommon species, and an ocellated megapode or mallee fowl (Lipoa ocellata), a now rare member of a group well known from the habit of allowing ..."
5. Official Year Book of New South Wales by Australian Bureau of Statistics (1897)
"... found in the northern coastal scrubs and contiguous mountain ranges, and the mallee fowl (Lipoa ocellata), inhabiting the inland districts. ..."