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Lei*po"a (?), n. [NL.] Zool.

A genus of Australian gallinaceous birds including but a single species (Leipoa ocellata), about the size of a turkey. Its color is variegated, drown, black, white, and gray. Called also native pheasant.

⇒ It makes large mounds of sand and vegetable material, in which its eggs are laid to be hatched by the heat of the decomposing mass.


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