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Re: parental care (cobra)

On Mon, 22 Dec 2003, Michael Habib wrote:

> On 12/22/03 5:10 AM, "Thomas de Wilde" <jedimr_thomas@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Do megapodes guard?  The chicks are superprecocial, after all.

Mound building megapodes constantly tend the nest to keep temp/CO2 levels
down.  At least one species buries the eggs in warm volcanic soil--it is
the only species I know of that lays and leaves without any adult care.
they dig out of their nest and fly off immediately, or so I have read.