Ocellated Turkey

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Ocellated turkeys are significantly smaller than all other turkeys.

Ocellated turkeys are significantly smaller than any of the 5 subspecies of North American wild turkeys.

They are roughly two thirds the size of North American turkeys with adult hens weighing approximately 8 pounds just prior to egg-laying and nesting and about 6-7 pounds the remainder of the year. During the breeding season adult males weigh approximately 11-12 pounds.

Sources: (Taylor, Quigley, & Gonzalez, 2002; Weyer, 1983)
Image: Amaury Laporte

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