The megapodes Megapodiidae

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Beautifully illustrated and magnificently comprehensive, The Megapodes is the most authoritative guide on the subject available. Distributed over Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, The Philippines, the Nicobar Islands of India, and several southwest Pacific Islands, the Megapodes are heavy-bodied birds of the forest floor (they can fly, but move mostly by walking) who forage for insects, seeds, and fallen fruit. The only birds known to use external heat sources rather than body heat for incubation, their young emerge ...

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