The ocellated turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a species of turkey residing primarily in the Yucatán Peninsula. A relative of the wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), it was sometimes previously treated in a genus of its own (Agriocharis), but the differences between the two turkeys are currently considered too small to justify . Put aside thoughts of the Thanksgiving turkey. Meet the ocellated turkey , the striking, colorful bird that haunts Mayan ruins.
Male ocellated turkeys look similar to the North American wild turkey , but have more vibrant coloring and weigh significantly less than the North American bird.
Unlike North American turkeys , breast feathers of male and female ocellated turkeys do not differ and cannot be used to determine sex. Ocellated Turkey strutting his stuff. Between the beautiful feathers, blue head with orange decoration, crazy. Meet the colorful ocellated turkey (Meleagris ocellata) of Central America!
THIS IS A DIRECTORY PAGE. Britannica does not currently have an article on this topic. Alternative Titles: Agriocharis ocellata, Meleagris ocellata . Galliforme Order – Phasianidae Family.
It occurs in restricted range in Central America where it is vulnerable . The body plumage of both males and females is a striking mix of iridescent bronze and . Special Bow Hunting Season in February. Smaller, but more colourful, than M. Male lacks bear but both sexes have spurs, on males rea. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive series is the first work ever to illustrate and deal in detail with all the living species of birds. They are beautiful, not cold hardy at all, and from what I understan difficult to keep in captivity. Even if you can keep them alive, getting them to reproduce is even harder.
So give thanks to this threatened species. Huge terrestrial, brightly coloured turkey. Predominantly green with black, copper and gold barring. Black-and-white flight feathers. Tail and upper tail coverts vermiculated greyish with blue-green eye-spots tipped copper.
Bare blue head and neck with red orbital ring and clumps of bright orange . Criteria: CClick here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria. Justification of Red List category.