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Old 30th November 2012, 10:16 AM   #72869  /  #2
Ol' Zipperlaig
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Read my posts with the following stupid accent: Nyfb
Already posted at Theorama:

Originally Posted by neilloan
I can't tell you how great a privilege it is to have seen this:

Yes, that's the malleefowl, Leipoa ocellata ("spotted egg-leaver"!) It's the only megapode that lives in temperate and semi-arid zones instead of the tropics. It's the size of a large chicken and its nest is up to 5 metres in diameter, and it moves 3 tonnes of soil very day to make sure the eggs are alright.

The Aborigines of western Victoria called it Lowan, and the spirit malleefowl, Neilloan, is represented by the constellation in my avatar.
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spruce: apart from the weird tuft of white hair she's still a beautiful person

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