Ocellated Turkey

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Ocellated Turkey
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Meleagrididae
Genus: Meleagris
Species: M. ocellata
Binomial name
Meleagris ocellata
Cuvier, 1820

An Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a turkey (a large bird) that is named for the eye-like spots on the tail feathers (ocellated means having eye-like spots). It is similar to the Wild Turkey that is found more to the north in North America.