Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey male
Wild Turkey male
Despite their name, Turkeys originated in the wild in North America. After a dramatic decline, conservation efforts have increased wild numbers.
Wild Turkey Stag
Wild Turkey
The "stag" (not "cock") raises his tail and fluffs out his colourful, irridescendent feathers to appear larger. Domestic turkeys are descendants of wild North American birds.
Wild Turkey hen The hen is smaller, plainer and doesn't have a wattle or snood.
Turkey head wattle and snood The male has a bizarre red "wattle" of loose skin on his neck and a "snood" over his beak.
Turkey, back view Back view of raised tail.