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Forsten's Scrubfowl

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Alternate name
Megapodius forstenii Scientific name
Craciformes Order
Megapodiidae Family
Tropical lowland moist forest. Endemic to [Indonesia:- Lesser Sunda:- (Mollucas:- Buru, Haruku Island, Seram.)] Habitat-Altitude-Range
Grain, plant matter, insects. Food  
TSN: 715227 World Number
Often considered a subspecies of Megapodius reinwardt Status

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  Czech: tabon Forstenův
English: Forsten's Megapode, Forsten's Scrubfowl, Forster's Megapode, Fosten's Megapode, Foster's Megapode
Estonian: serami rihukana
Finnish: seraminisojalka
French: Mégapode de Forsten
Indonesian: Burung gosong, Gosong Forsten
Italian: Megapodio di Forsten
Latin: Megapodius forsteni, Megapodius forstenii, Megapodius forstenii forstenii, Megapodius reinwardt forstenii
Norwegian: Seramovnhøne
Russian: Курица Форстена
Slovak: tabon Forstenov
Swedish: Forstens storfothöna
Chinese: 弗氏塚雉
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