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Meleagris ocellata

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8 Comments

tibiprada
tibiprada 8 years ago

♥ ♥ ♥

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 8 years ago

Fun Fact: There are 2 species of turkey and both are endemic to the new world. The very familiar North American wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is found throughout North America and the Ocellated Wild Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) that is native to Central America. Turkeys belong to the order Galliformes that also includes the grouse, chicken, New and Old World quail, ptarmigan, partridge, pheasant, chachalacas, guans and curassows. Domesticate turkeys that are raised for food and very popular across the US today are descendants from a southern Mexican subspecies of the North American Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). The turkey features a prominent position in many eastern US Native American tribes and was even suggested by Benjamin Franklin to be our National Bird!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 8 years ago

Congrats! This spotting is our Project Noah featured Fun Fact for the day!

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NoelSal
NoelSal 8 years ago

the turkey are in a zoo or is in the wild?

Wow...what a uniquely beautiful face !

PalomadelaVega
PalomadelaVega 9 years ago

yeip, they are pretty normal!

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Interesante ave::

Seema
Seema 9 years ago

are the orange colored things on the turkey head normal?

PalomadelaVega
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PalomadelaVega

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 12, 2011
Submitted on Dec 12, 2012

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