turkey wattle - caruncle

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Male turkey bird with its red wattle.­

The read flesh hanging from the neck of male turkeys is a type of caruncle called wattle.­

A caruncle is a small, fleshy excrescence that is a normal part of an bird's anatomy.­ The turkey wattle is an example of caruncle.­

For more information, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Wattle_­(anatomy) and en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Caruncle_­

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

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 wild turkey birds, go to: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Wild_­Turkey

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