The Most Fabulous Gobbler in the World: The Ocellated Turkey


By Robert Frick

Your Grand Slam is not complete until you bag the most fabulous wild turkey in the world: The ocellated turkey.

The ocellated turkey is a species of turkey originally from the Yucatan peninsula. Their feathers are an amazing array of multiple iridescent colors, almost blinding and definitely mesmerizing.

The ocellated turkey is smaller, but their spurs much larger, than the North American wild turkey, its distant relative. Both sexes of the ocellated turkey have a bright array of feathers, the males being sometimes brighter for attracting mates. There is not a lot of research on these birds and …read more

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