Ocellated Turkey

Ocellated Turkey

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.


Image | © Roberto González, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY 2.0)
Sources | (Taylor, Quigley, & Gonzalez, 2002; Weyer, 1983)

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