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Turkey Coloring Pages

When Europeans aboriginal encountered turkeys in the Americas they afield articular the birds as a blazon of guineafowl (Numididae), aswell accepted as a turkey-cock from its access to Central Europe through Turkey, and the name of that country ashore as the name of the bird. The abashing is aswell reflected in the accurate name: meleagris is Greek for guinea-fowl.

The names for M. gallopavo in added languages aswell frequently reflect its alien origins, apparent from an Old World viewpoint, and add to the abashing about area turkeys in actuality came from. The abounding references to India apparent in accepted names go aback to a aggregate of two factors: first, the 18-carat acceptance that the newly-discovered Americas were in actuality a allotment of Asia, and second, the addiction during that time to aspect alien animals and foods to a abode that adumbrated far-off, alien lands. The closing is reflected in agreement like “Muscovy Duck” (which is from South America, not Muscovy). This was a above acumen why the name “turkey-cock” ashore to Meleagris rather than to the guinea fowl (Numida meleagris): the Ottoman Empire represented the alien East.

The name accustomed to a accumulation of Turkeys is a rafter, although they are sometimes afield referred to as a bolt or flock.[1]

Several added birds which are sometimes alleged “turkeys” are decidedly carefully related: the Australian brush-turkey is a megapode, and the bird sometimes accepted as the “Australian turkey” is in actuality the Australian Bustard, a gruiform. The bird sometimes alleged a Water Turkey is in actuality an Anhinga.

A turkey is either of two actual breed of ample birds in the brand Meleagris built-in to North America. Turkeys are classed in the adjustment Galliformes. Within this ancestors they are placed on one annex with Tetraonidae. Turkeys accept a characteristic ample arrangement that hangs from the base of the beak, and a ample bulge that hangs from the top of its bill alleged a snood. As with abounding galliform species, the changeable (the hen) is abate than the macho (the tom or gobbler), and abundant beneath colorful. With wingspans of 1.5–1.8 meters (almost 6 feet), the turkeys are by far the better birds in the accessible forests in which they live, and are rarely mistaken for any added species

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