Pre-Order your iPhone 6 case now!

Meleagris Gallopavo Silvestris - Eastern Wild Turkey by © Sophie W. Smith
Clear

Currently unavailable for purchase

Available to buy on…

Meleagris Gallopavo Silvestris - Eastern Wild Turkey by 


Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Meleagridinae
Genus: Meleagris
Species: M. gallopavo
Binomial name
Meleagris gallopavo

The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is native to North America and is the heaviest member of the diverse Galliformes. It is the same species as the domestic turkey, which was originally derived from a southern Mexican subspecies of Wild Turkey (not the related Ocellated Turkey). Although native to North America, the Wild Turkey got its name due to the trade routes in place. During the 16th Century, the major trade route from the Americas and Asia required the goods to go to Constantinople in Turkey before being sent to Britain. The British at the time therefore, associated the Wild Turkey with the country Turkey and the name stuck. “Read more”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meleagris_gallopav...

Tags

meleagris, gallopavo, silvestris, easter, wild turkey, bird, animali, chordata, aves, galliformes, phasianidae, melagridinae, domestic, sophie, smith, animals, long, island, ny, eating

Seeing The World In Picture Frames
Contact: manelux6@gmail.com
Pinterest Twitter

View Full Profile
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait