A relative of our Wild Turkey, the Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a more colorful species residing primarily in the forests in Mexico. Males of both turkey species have a distinctive fleshy wattle or protuberance that hangs from the top of the beak (called a snood). They are among the largest birds in their ranges.
However Ocellated turkeys feathers are iridescent green, bronze, blue, and black and they have a featherless powder-blue head speckled with red and orange fleshy nodules. They also have tail feathers with the green-blue
'eyespots' edged in a metallic bronze color, from which its name is
derived (ocelli or 'eye' in Latin).
Fun Facts on Wild Turkeys http://bit.ly/rI3Ki7
Why is a Turkey Is Called a Turkey? http://bit.ly/uKNZe5
Wild Turkeys came close to extinction in the 1930s: http://bit.ly/rgjosF
What do Turkeys Eat? http://bit.ly/uUiDsN