Domestic Birds

Species of Megapodes / Scrubfowl / Brush-turkeys Found in Indonesia with Photos


Other birds found in Indonesia


Species of Megapodes / Scrubfowl native to, or found in, Indonesia


Dusky Megapode or Dusky Scrubfowl (Megapodius freycinet)

Moluccan Megapode (Eulipoa wallacei) aka Wallace’s Scrubfowl, Moluccan Scrubfowl or Painted Megapode

New Guinea Scrubfowl (Megapodius affinis)

Philippine Megapode (Megapodius cumingii)

Sula Megapode or Sula Scrubfowl (Megapodius bernsteinii)

Tanimbar Megapode or Tanimbar Scrubfowl (Megapodius tenimberensis) – Endemic to the Tanimbar Islands

Biak Scrubfowl or Biak Megapode (Megapodius geelvinkianus)

Black-billed Brush-turkey (Talegalla fuscirostris)

Collared Brush-turkeys or Brown-collared Brush-turkeys (Talegalla jobiensis)

Red-billed Brush-turkey (Talegalla cuvieri) – Endemic. Inhabits to lowland forests on Vogelkop Peninsula, western Snow Mountains and Misool Island of West Papua.

Waigeo Brush-turkey or Bruijn’s Brush-turkey (Aepypodius bruijnii) – Occurs in mountain forests on Waigeo Island of West Papua

Wattled Brush-Turkey (Aepypodius arfakianus)


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