Turkey Wattle - Caruncle

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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.

The caruncle on top of the beak is called the snood.

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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Photo taken on November 21, 2005
34, Bảo Lạc District, Cao Bang, Vietnam
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