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Wild turkey - Meleagris gallopavo  Geotagged,Meleagris gallopavo,United States,Wild turkey Click/tap to enlarge

Wild turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

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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 Ernst
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Uploaded Feb 22, 2021. Captured in Zion National Park, Utah, USA.