Origin of megapodmega- + -pod
The definition of a megapod, also spelled megapode, is a member of the family Megapodiidae, which are large-footed, ground-dwelling birds in the East Indies, South Pacific and Australia.
An example of a megapod is a bird that buries their eggs to hatch them.
- There are many kinds of birds, notably the megapod (Megapodius nic.), the edible-nest-building swift (Collocalia nidifica), the hackled and pied pigeons (Calaenas nic. and Carpophaga bicolor), a paroquet (Palaeornis caniceps) and an oriole (Oriolus macrourus).