maleo meaning

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Noun: maleo
  1. Celebes megapode that lays eggs in holes in sandy beaches
    - Macrocephalon maleo

Derived forms: maleos

Type of: megapode, mound bird, mound builder, mound-bird, scrub fowl

Part of: genus Macrocephalon, Macrocephalon

Encyclopedia: Maleo Maleo, Italy


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  1. A maleo chick is completely self-sufficient only hours after hatching.
  2. The maleo is geothermal energy for incubation.
  3. The maleo is also associated with these genera, and together the three form a group.
  4. The maleo is monogamous, and members of a pair stay close to each other all the time.
  5. Once an optimal spot is chosen, the maleo dig a deep hole and lay the egg inside.

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