Ocellated Turkey

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The head of the male ocellated turkey has a fleshy blue crown adorned with yellow-orange nodules which enlarge during breeding season.

The head of the male ocellated turkey has a fleshy blue crown or knob behind the snood which is adorned with yellow-orange to red-coral nodules similar to those on the neck.

During breeding season, this crown enlarges and the coloration of the nodules becomes more pronounced.

Ocellated turkeys also have a distinct eye-ring of bright red colored skin, especially visible on adult males during the breeding season.

Sources: (Taylor, Quigley, & Gonzalez, 2002; Weyer, 1983)
Image: Roberto González

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