leipoa


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Leipoa \Lei*po"a\ (l[-i]*p[=o]"[.a]), n. [NL.] (Zool.)
   A genus of Australian gallinaceous birds including but a
   single species (Leipoa ocellata), about the size of a
   turkey. Its color is variegated, brown, black, white, and
   gray. Called also native pheasant.
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   Note: It makes large mounds of sand and vegetable material,
         in which its eggs are laid to be hatched by the heat of
         the decomposing mass.
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