Endangered maleo bird of Indonesia bouncing back from the brink

The maleo (Macrocephalon Maleo) builds a nest and incubates eggs in hot sand Kevin Schafer/ALTOMaleos are endangered, a group of colorful Indonesian birds that look somewhat like chickens. However, a conservation initiative has led to an increase in the number of nesting birds at certain sites.Macrocephalon maleo has a striking black and white body, with a peach-coloured chest and breast. It also has a bizarre helmet-like headcrest and an orange-reddish beak. The eggs are five times larger than a chicken egg and the young can fly as soon as they hatch.