Megapodius reinwardt

Megapodius reinwardt

Megapodius reinwardt

(Orange-footed Scrub Fowl)

FAMILY

Megapodiidae

Species

Megapodius reinwardt

Common name

Orange-footed Scrub Fowl

Main colour(s)

Grey with chestnut

Distinctive feature

Orange feet, small brown crest on head, body 40-60 cm

Campus

Cairns

Description

These birds prefer dense vegetation, can be found scratching in the litter along the creeklines. The chestnut brown wings and short tail contrast with the grey shoulders and underparts. There is a short brown, erect crest on the top of the head. Legs and feet orange, eyes brown, bill orange-brown.