Ocellated Turkey

Ocellated Turkey

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

Both sexes of ocellated turkeys have a blue-colored head and neck with distinctive caruncle-like growths, called nodules. The nodules can range from orange to red, to coral in color.

Nodules are more pronounced on males.


Image | © Nathan Rupert, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Heinrichs, 2010; Taylor, Quigley, & Gonzalez, 2002; Weyer, 1983)

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