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Turkey, name of two species of large New World game birds, family Meleagrididae. The common turkey (Meleagresi gallopavo) is found in the open woodland and scrub of North America, and is the ancestor of the domestic turkey. The head and neck of both species are naked and have wattles; a fleshy caruncle overhangs the bill. The naked skin in the common turkey is red; in the ocellated turkey, blue.

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