The Orange-footed Scrub Fowl is a large fowl with a small head. It has a short crest and bare patch of yellow skin round the eye. The legs and feet are orange.
rainforest, scrub, sometimes mangroves
insects, soil invertebrates, seeds, fruit
The Orange-footed Scrub Fowl builds a large mound of earth and plant matter that can measure several metres in diameter and over a metre high. Yellowish white or pale pink eggs are laid in the mound individually.
coastal northern Australia from central Queensland coast to the Kimberleys in Western Australia
|Common Name:||Orange-footed Scrub Fowl|