Ocellated Turkey

Ocellated Turkey

The ocellated turkey is the smallest species of turkey and is significantly smaller than any of the 5 subspecies of North American wild turkeys.

The ocellated turkey is the smallest species of turkey and is 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.


Image | © Amaury Laporte, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Sources | (Taylor, Quigley, & Gonzalez, 2002; Weyer, 1983)

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