The wild turkey is the the same species as the domestic turkey, a large poultry bird that was domesticated by the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica at least 2,000 years ago. Turkey meat is a popular form of poultry, and domestic turkeys are raised throughout temperate parts of the world as livestock.

Meleagris gallopavo (Wild turkey)

The wild turkey is the the same species as the domestic turkey, a large poultry bird that was domesticated by the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica at least 2,000 years ago. Turkey meat is a popular form of poultry, and domestic turkeys are raised throughout temperate parts of the world as livestock.

Animalia Chordata Aves Galliformes Phasianidae Meleagridinae Meleagris gallopavo poultry farming agriculture

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