Turkey As A Domesticated Bird
The turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris, which is native to the Americas. One species, Meleagris gallopavo (commonly known as the domestic turkey or wild turkey), is native to the forests of North America, from northern Mexico, throughout the midwest and eastern United States, and into southeastern Canada. [from wikipedia]
Animalblog Wild Turkey Collection Farm Turkey Wild Turkey
Animalblog Wild Turkey Collection, As A Domesticated Bird, Found In The Wildlife Safari

The earliest turkeys evolved in North America over 20 million years ago and they share a recent common ancestor with grouse, pheasants, and other fowl.[from wikipedia]

Farm Turkey, As A Domesticated Bird

The domesticated turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a large poultry bird, one of the two species in the genus Meleagris and the same as the wild turkey.Although turkey domestication was thought to have occurred in central Mesoamerica at least 2,000 years ago, recent research indicates a distinct domestication event in the Southwestern United States between 200 BC - AD 500. [from wikipedia]

Wild Turkey, As A Domesticated Bird, Found In The Wildlife Safari

The species Meleagris gallopavo is used by humans for their meat. However, they were first domesticated by Native Americans from 800BC onwards for their feathers, which were used in ceremonies and to make robes and blankets.[from wikipedia]

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