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
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Orange-footed Scrub Fowl|