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 for moundbird
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Megapode \Meg"a*pode\ (m[e^]g"[.a]*p[=o]d), n. [Mega- + Gr.
     poy`s, podo`s, foot.] (Zool.)
     Any one of several species of large-footed, gallinaceous
     birds of the genera Megapodius and Leipoa, inhabiting
     Australia and other Pacific islands. Called also mound
     builder, scrub fowl, moundbird, and brush turkey. See
     Jungle fowl
     (b) under Jungle, and Leipoa.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  moundbird \moundbird\, mound bird \mound bird\n. (Zool.)
     Any of several large-footed short-winged birds of
     Australasia, which build mounds of decaying vegetation to
     incubate eggs. Called also mound builder, mound maker,
     megapode, brush turkey, and scrub fowl.
  
     Syn: megapode, mound builder, scrub fowl, brush turkey.
          [WordNet 1.5]

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