Orange-footed scrub fowl (species: Megapodius reinwardt) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Megapodius reinwardt
Orange-footed scrub fowl

©Toby Hudson: Cairns botanical gardens, Queensland, Australia

©Andrea Arbogast

©Anne Hoggett: Poor photo of Megapodius reinwardt at Lizard Island Research Station in Mar 2008. This is the most recent sighting of the species known as at May 2018.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Megapodiidae
Genus Megapodius
Species Megapodius reinwardt
Status unspecified



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia: First recorded at Lizard Island in 1977 (Atlas of Living Australia, 25 March 2012), the Orange-footed Scrubfowl has been seen more recently several times near the Research Station. In the early 1990s, a one-legged bird was seen frequently. Another was seen in the mid 2000s. The species is clearly not common on the island.

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