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The Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a species of turkey previously residing primarily in the Yucatán Peninsula. According to the authorities at the Tikal National Park, they are now found only in northeastern Petén in Guatemala. A relative of the Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) It is a relatively large bird, at around 70–122 cm (28–48 in) long and an average weight of 3 kg (6.6 lbs) in females and 5 kg (11 lbs) in males.
The ocellated turkey is found only in northeastern Petén in Guatemala. They are pretty tame in Tikal and common, but are elusive and wary in most of their range. They have become almost extinct in much of their former range, which included Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula; due to being an easy catch for hunters.