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Ocellated Turkey

The ocellated turkey is one of only 2 species of turkey in the world, the other being the North American wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).

Ocellated Turkey

Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata)

Ocellated Turkey

It may be possible to age male ocellated turkeys based on the width of the rich copper band on their wings as adults of both sexes appear to have wider bands.

Ocellated Turkey

Leg lengths of the ocellated turkey differ between sexes as females have shorter legs than males.

Ocellated Turkey

Both sexes of ocellated turkeys have distinctive caruncle-like growths, called nodules, but they’re more pronounced on males.