Biak Scrubfowl
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Biak Scrubfowl

Biak scrubfowl
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - ZMA.AVES.25821 - Megapodius geelvinkianus Meyer, A.B., 1874 - Megapodiidae - skin specimen.jpeg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Megapodiidae
Genus: Megapodius
M. geelvinkianus
Binomial name
Megapodius geelvinkianus
Meyer, 1874

Geelvink Scrubfowl

The Biak scrubfowl or Biak megapode (Megapodius geelvinkianus) is a species of bird in the family Megapodiidae. It is found only on the islands of Biak, Mios Korwar, Numfor, Manim and Mios Numin in the West Papua region of Indonesia.


This bird measures 36 cm (14 in) long. Its plumage is largely dark grey. It has a slight crest and a reddish or bluish face. Legs are red or dark grey.[2]


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Some taxonomists consider this to be a subspecies of the dusky megapode, others as a subspecies of the orange-footed scrubfowl, but is increasingly looked at as a distinct species.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Megapodius geelvinkianus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 2014.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ BirdLife species factsheet for Megapodius geelvinkianus

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