Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Ocellated Turkey

Peacocks get all the attention and it drives me mad. There are so many stunning birds in the world Take, for instance, the ocellated turkey. It exists only in a 50,000 square miles of the Yucatan Peninsula. Its range includes the states of Quintana Roo, Campeche and Yucatan.

The ocellated turkey is easily distinguished from its North American cousin in appearance. The body feathers of both male and female birds have a bronze-green iridescent color mixture, although females are sometimes duller in color with more green than bronze pigments. Neither male nor female birds have a beard.

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