Ocellated Turkey

Meleagris Ocellata

The ocellated turkey is a species of turkey residing primarily in the Yucatán Peninsula. A relative of the wild turkey, but the differences between the two turkeys are currently considered too small to justify generic segregation. It is a relatively large bird, at around 28 – 48 in long and an average weight of 6.6 lb in females and 11 lb in males.

The ocellated turkey lives only in a 50,000 sq mi range in the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico—which includes all or part the states of Quintana Roo, Campeche, Yucatán, Tabasco, and Chiapas—as well as the northern and western parts of Belize and northern Guatemala.

Ocellated Turkey

Ocellated Turkey

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