cumingii pusillus, Tabon scrubfowl, Tabon
and the Philippines. The subspecies is found across most of the Philippines
apart from Palawan
coastal scrub, More common on isolated areas, and offshore islands.
unusual secretive megapode shares a communal nest, an example of such
was seen on Jomalig. The nesting area was in a strip of fine sand
bordered by pandans and by a mixture of scrub and coconuts; four females
were reported to have occupied this site. Eggs were reported to be
collected on Jomalig, apparently it is forbidden to sell though not
collect the eggs. According to the local guide nesting typically occurs
between April and June; a single egg is laid daily until a final clutch
size of ten is reached.