turkey birds - couple - male & female

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turkey birds - couple - male & female

Male turkey bird (on the left) trying to impress a female turkey (on the right)

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November 21, 2005
Route 34, Bảo Lạc District, Cao Bang, Vietnam
Turkey Birds 9 photos

Photos of a male domestic turkey bird trying to impress a female.­

Spotted in a village in Vietnam.­

The wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a ground bird native to North America.­ It is the same species as the domestic turkey, which was originally derived from a southern Mexican subspecies of wild turkey.­

Although native to North America, the turkey probably got its name from a domesticated variety of somehow similar birds, the guinea fowl (same family, but different species) being imported to Britain in ships coming from the Turkey & Levant region (now days Israel & Lebanon).­ The British at the time therefore associated the wild turkey with the country Turkey and the name prevailed.­

For more information about turkey birds, go to: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Wild_­Turkey