Ocellated Turkey


Legs of adult male ocellated turkeys have pronounced spurs.

Ocellated turkey spurs are longer and more attenuated than those of North American gobblers.

Male ocellated turkeys grow spurs that are half an inch in their first year, an inch and a half as two year olds, and two inches or longer as mature birds.

Sources: (Heinrichs, 2010; Taylor, Quigley, & Gonzalez, 2002)
Image: William Bingley



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