Ocellated Turkey

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The ocellated turkey only exists in a 50,000 square mile area.

The ocellated turkey exists in an area comprised of the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, northern Belize and the El Petén region of northern Guatemala. The Yucatán Peninsula range includes the states of Quintana Roo, Campeche, Petén, and Yucatan, as well as parts of southern Tabasco and northeastern Chiapas.

Unlike the ocellated turkey, the 5 subspecies of the North American turkey can be found from northern Mexico throughout all the United States, except Alaska, and into Ontario, Canada.

Sources: (AOU, 1998), (BirdLife International, 2016), (Miller & Miller, 2007), (Naish, 2013), (Taylor, Quigley, & Gonzalez, 2002), (Weyer, 1983)
Image: Geoff Gallice

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