Ocellated Turkey

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).

The ocellated turkey is one of only 2 species of turkey in the world.

Aside from the ocellated turkey, the other species of turkey is the North American wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), divided into 5 distinct subspecies: the Eastern wild turkey (M. g. silvestris), the Osceola (Florida) wild turkey (M. g. osceola), Rio Grande wild turkey (M. g. intermedia), the Merriam’s wild turkey (M. g. merriami), and the Gould’s wild turkey (M. g. mexicana).


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Sources | (Taylor, Quigley, & Gonzalez, 2002; Weyer, 1983)

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