male; dark body with green and bronze iridescence (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

Ocellated Turkey
Meleagris ocellata

Native Range: Middle America

Notes: this large-bodied species is confined to the Yucutan Peninsula of Mexico and adjoining regions in Guatemala and Belize; mostly ground-dwelling but certainly capable of flight; gets its name from the "eyespots" on the tail of the cock.

wings with broad white feathers on secondaries (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

wings barred in black and white; orange legs and feet (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

dorsal view (Zoo; 2012-10-09)
posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

feeds mostly on the ground (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

bare blue head with red eye patch and golden warts (Zoo; 2012-09-19)