MegapodiidaeBook - 1995
The Megapodes describes and illustrates the 22 species in this fascinating family found over Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, The Philippines, The Nicobar Islands and some southwest Pacific Islands. Megapodes are the only birds known to use external heat sources rather than body heatfor incubation. The authors explore the extraordinary array of physiological, ecological and behavioural adaptations related to the unique incubation technique of this unusual family. 22 species accounts provide complete descriptions of the bird in its natural state and include sonograms wherepossible.
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
Branch Call Number: 598.612 J76m
Characteristics: xx, 262 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm