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Male Turkey  Domesticated turkey,GaiaPark,Geotagged,Meleagris gallopavo,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Very nice portrait! The quality of your photography really is skyrocketing! Posted 8 years ago
    1. Ferdy, thanks!! Harry Posted 8 years ago
  2. From today's JungleDragon Facebook post:

    "Happy Thanksgiving from the JungleDragon Team!

    In the spirit of the holiday, we are spotlighting the Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). It is hard to believe that it was once headed down the path to extinction, but decades of conservation efforts and breeding programs proved highly successful in replenishing this iconic bird's numbers. {Spotted in The Netherlands by JungleDragon user, By Frankhuizen Photography). #JungleDragon"
    Posted 2 years ago

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The wild turkey is native to North America and is the heaviest member of the diverse Galliformes. It is the same species as the domestic turkey, which was originally derived from a southern Mexican subspecies of wild turkey. Although native to North America, the turkey probably got its name from the domesticated variety being imported to Britain in ships coming from the Levant via Spain.

Similar species: Chicken-like Birds
Species identified by Frankhuizen Photography
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By Frankhuizen Photography

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Uploaded Apr 17, 2013. Captured Apr 14, 2013 11:09 in Dentgenbachweg 105, 6468 PG Kerkrade, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 1100D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO100
  • 200mm