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HP Tracy Ford wrote,
>> Would Coelophysis brood? Did all
theropods brood or just some? (I know not all birds do, I think I heard
The Megapodes, Family Megapodiidae, of Indonesia the Australasian Islands do
not brood. Instead they build large mounds or pits from vegetation and
sand, respectively,and basically cook their eggs. However, they do not
simply semi abandon them until hatching in the manner of crocodilians, but
rather hang around (both parents) in order to regulate the temperature by
removing or adding material to the nest. They also need to chase off the
large monitor lizards and snakes which have a fondness for megapode eggs.
They accomplish this feat by kicking vegetation at the foe.
For more Information, Check ot this webpage on the Australian Brush turkey,
I hope you find this helpful or at least informative!
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