Megapodes (Megapodiidae)

Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) - HBW 2, p. 304

French: Léipoa ocellé German: Thermometerhuhn Spanish: Talégalo Leipoa
Other common names: Lowan

Taxonomy: Leipoa ocellata Gould, 1840, Swan River, Western Australia.
E populations sometimes split off into separate race, rosinae. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW & S Australia E to NW Victoria and EC New South Wales. Introduced to Kangaroo I (off South Australia), where probably now extinct.

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