Behaviour of Australian brush-turkey (Alectura lathami, galliformes: Megapodiidae) chicks following underground hatching

@article{Goth2002BehaviourOA,
  title={Behaviour of Australian brush-turkey (Alectura lathami, galliformes: Megapodiidae) chicks following underground hatching},
  author={Ann Goth},
  journal={Journal f{\"u}r Ornithologie},
  year={2002},
  volume={143},
  pages={477-488}
}
Megapode chicks hatch underground at a depth of between 40 and 150 cm, where external heat sources incubate the eggs. They dig themselves out without assistance from their parents. This is the first detailed study describing how long chicks remain under the soil and how they behave in this environment. 31 chicks of the Australian Brush-turkey (Alectura lathami) were observed while buried under a 40 cm high column of soil in a heated, transparent box. It took them, on average, 40 h (median) to… CONTINUE READING

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