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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Megapodes

Megapodes are large-footed, chicken-like birds found in Australia and New Guinea. Rather than brood their eggs, females bury them in massive nest-mounds of decaying vegetation that males then tend. Megapode chicks are superprecocial, meaning they hatch in a very mature state that includes having open eyes, feathers, and, in some species, the ability to fly. They typically hatch unattended and therefore do not undergo imprinting. How then do they come to recognize other members of their species? More...
thar
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 2:22:46 AM

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And here I was expecting a class of Bigfoots, Yetis and Bunyips!
FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 8:45:07 PM

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In appearance, they seem to resemble vultures more than chickens. There was no mention of what their diet consisted.
MTC
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:22:55 PM
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My first reaction was "monopods," those fanciful one-footed men catalogued in medieval bestiaries, but they wre first spotted in India.
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