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Ocellated Turkey
2005-06-02 11:22:49

The Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a large bird around measuring 70-90 cm long and weighing from 3 kg (female) to 4 kg (male). In the past, it has sometimes been treated in a genus of its own (Agriocharis ocellata) but the differences between this species and Meleagris gallopavo are too small to justify generic segregation. More colorful than its northern relative the Wild Turkey,...

Wild Turkey
2005-06-01 20:48:44

The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a large gamebird, one of a number of species of turkey (Galliformes). Adults have a bluish featherless small head, a red throat, long legs and a dark body. They have a long dark fan-shaped tail. Their wings are a glossy bronze. As with many other species of the Galliformes, they exhibit strong sexual dimorphism - males have red wattles on the throat...