Maleo megapode

The only member of the monotypic genus Macrocephalon, the Maleo is endemic to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. It is found in the tropical lowland and hill forests, but nests in the open sandy areas, volcanic soils or beaches that are heated by the sun or geothermal energy for incubation.

The Maleo megapode is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Maleo megapode ( Macrocephalon maleo ) and Micronesian megapode ( Megapodius laperouse ), are listed as 'Endangered'. Seven species are listed as 'Vulnerable'. Major threats include habitat loss, egg collection and introduced species. ( Collar, Crosby, and Stattersfield, 1994 ; IUCN 2003, 2003 ) Contributors - Laura Howard (author), Animal Diversity Web Staff. Alaine Camfield (editor), Animal Diversity Web. References - Campbell, B., E. Lack. More

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Order : Galliformes
Family : Megapodiidae
Genus : Macrocephalon
Species : maleo
Authority : Müller, 1846