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Nicobar Megapode Megapodius nicobariensis  
Nicobar Megapode
Photographer : © Jainy Kuriakose
Location :Galathea Bay, Great Nicobar, Nicobar Islands, India
Date : 6 February 2016
English synonyms:Nicobar Scrubfowl, Nicobar Scrubhen
Bird Family :Megapodiidae - Megapodes, Scrubfowl & Maleo
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :Two birds were actively involved in making the nest mound, which unfortunately is frequented by Monitor Lizards. The two days that I was there (from 6 am through 11 am and 1.30 pm to 5 pm, sitting in the hide), at least two Monitor Lizards and one Reticulated Python "visited" the nest, maybe for the eggs or for the bird itself! - JK