Ocellated Turkey - Meleagris ocellata

Length 2.3-3.0 ft (71.0-91.5 cm)
Weight M: 8.8 lb (4000 g), F: 6.6 lb (3000 g)
Clutch Size 9-15
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

The Ocellated Turkey is found in primarily in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and is also found in the northern Belize and Guatemala. Their body is mostly made up of iridescent bronze and green feathers. Their heads are blue with some orange or red nodules. The male also has a fleshy blue crown covered with nodules.

Adult diet consists of seeds, fruit, tubers and leaves of plants, and acorns. Recently hatched Ocellated Turkeys will eat insects found on the ground.

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