Ocellated Turkey

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Ocellated turkeys are not nearly as vocal as the other species and subspecies of turkey.

Most ocellated turkey calls heard during a Tikal National Park study were limited to the gobbling of males and cluck-putt of both sexes.

With the many predator species found in the tropical forests of Central America, it may be advantageous for ocellated turkeys to remain silent as much as possible and not advertise their position.

Sources: (Taylor, Quigley, & Gonzalez, 2002)
Image: Dick Daniels

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