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Maleo Macrocephalon maleo   - Adult
Photographer : © Tom Martin
Location :Lambusango Forest Reserve, Buton Island, SE Sulawesi, Indonesia
Date : 1 August 2014
English synonyms:Maleo Fowl, Maleofowl, Gray's Brush-Turkey
Bird Family :Megapodiidae - Megapodes, Scrubfowl & Maleo
Red Data Status :Endangered
Remarks :This bird was caught by local farmers in a nearby plantation and bought into our local village. We were shown the bird on its arrival, after which we immediately returned it unharmed to the forest near where it was caught. - TM
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to the Sulawesi region of Indonesia.
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