Male turkey bird (on the right) trying to impress female turkey (smaller, on the left).
Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.
You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:
- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.
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 the domesticated variety being imported to Britain in ships coming from the Turkey region. 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