Megapodius burnabyi Gray, 1862

Burnaby's megapode, Ha'apai megapode



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Considered a nomen dubium by (Steadman, 1991).


Conservation Status

Invalid (nomen dubium)



Ha'apai Group, Tonga


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Gray, G. R. (1862 "1861"). List of species composing the Family Megapodiidae, with descriptions of new species, and some account of the habits of the species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1861: 288-296.


Other references:

Knox, Alan G. and Walters, Michael P. (1994). Extinct and endangered birds in the collections of The Natural History Museum. British Ornithologists' Club Occasional Publications 1: 1-292.

David W. Steadman. (1991). The Identity and taxonomic status of Megapodius stairi and M. Burnabyi (Aves: Megapodiidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 104(4): 870-877.


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