The Turkey

A worldwide icon, the turkey was originally domesticated in Mexico (by the Aztecs). 

The turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris, which is native to the Americas. Males of both turkey species have a distinctive fleshy wattle or protuberance that hangs from the top of the beak (called a snood).

  • They are among the largest birds in their ranges.
  • As in many galliformes, the male is larger and much more colorful than the female.

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