French: Mégapode de Bernstein German: Sula-Großfußhuhn Spanish: Talégalo de Sula
Other common names: Sula Megapode
Banggai Is and Sula Is.
c. 30–35 cm. Fairly uniform rufous-brown plumage. Very short, slightly pointed crest. Male and female apparently identical, including in size. Differs from M.... read more
Voice loud, often given nocturnally, but also given in morning and to lesser extent afternoon in... read more
Variety of habitats, ranging from primary forest to coastal scrub, and including bamboo-dominated... read more
Food and feeding
Very few data, but presumably omnivorous like other Megapodius and has been recorded feeding on young roots and invertebrates... read more
Eggs and one chick found in Dec, indicating laying from Oct or earlier; active mound in Sept/Oct. Apparently monogamous. Mound builder, in... read more
Presumably sedentary. Frequently seen in pairs, sometimes in groups of up to five birds (suspected... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Formerly considered Near Threatened. Total population roughly estimated to number c. 10,000 individuals, but numbers perhaps much higher; thought to be stable or... read more
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