Ocellated Turkey


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).

Source: (Taylor, Quigley, & Gonzalez, 2002; Weyer, 1983)
Image: William Bingley



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