November 13, 2017 – Orange-footed Scrubfowl or Orange-footed Megapode (Megapodius reinwardt)

These megapodes are found in parts of Indonesia, New Guinea, and northern Australia. They eat mostly plant foods, including seeds, berries, roots, fruits, shoots, and flowers, along with some invertebrates and small vertebrates. Breeding during and after rains, they build large nest mounds, using the heat produced by decaying plant material to incubate their eggs. The chicks dig themselves out of the mounds after hatching and are developed enough to run immediately and fly very short distances soon after.