Megapodius cf. molistructor

Lifuka scrubfowl



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Lifuka, Tonga


Biology & Ecology










Steadman, David W. (1989). New species and records of birds (Aves: Megapodiidae, Columbidae) from an archaeological site on Lifuka, Tonga. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 102: 537-552.

Steadman, David W. (1999). The biogeography and extinction of megapodes in Oceania. Proceedings Third International Megapode Symposium. Zool. Verh. Leiden 327: 7-21.

Steadman, David W., Plourde, A. and Burley, D. V. (2002). Prehistoric butchery and consumption of birds in the Kingdom of Tonga. Journal of Archaeological Science 29: 571-584.


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