The megacapeye replaced its ancestor, the capeye. Its has grown twice as tall as its ancestor so it can get to to the hard to reach plurgey leaves. They are just slightly smaller than the full grown 3 m plurgeys. Their leg and tail length is the most dramatic change. This not only gave them more height but allows them to be more stable when they walked with such long necks already. Also they can cover greater distances across the the desert with their greater stride.
Like their ancestors they have one pair of top eyes, one pair of side eyes and a single back eye. This also them to see in all directions. Their skin can still change colors but they use it for camouflage most of the time to avoid predators. When they do change colors its mainly on the neck frill and head. Sometimes even the very long neck. Since they are deaf they completely rely on sight for both communication between each other in the herd but to be aware of their environment. Like their ancestors they have back grinding teeth to chew up the leaves while the hard beak is used to pick off the leaves or even break off thorns so it can get closer to the plurgey.
Megacapeye are monogamous and mate for life. They will build huge sand mounds for their nests. These nests are built near other mating pairs. They lay 3 to 4 eggs each year and will raise their young together. They take turns sitting on the nest as well as feeding the chicks pre-chewed plurgey leaves when they hatch. After a year the chicks join the herd as they migrate from plurgey patch to plurgey patch across the desert. They reach sexual maturity after about 5 years and live and average of 20 years.