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Large, distinctive, spectacular gamebird of tropical forest, brushy fields, and adjacent clearings. Rarely seen away from protected areas, where can be common and tame. Note orange head ‘warts,’ copper-colored wing panel, and iridescent blue-and-gold eyespots (‘ocelli’) on rump and tail tip. Often in groups; feeds on the ground, but roosts in trees. Beware: domestic turkeys are common in the range of Ocellated, but are usually around people. 
Adult pair: $1500
Poults pair(sexed): $900

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BREED DETAILS- Ocellated Turkey- (meleagris ocellata) 
Ocellated turkeys are endemic to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, north Guatemala, and north-west and west-central Belize .Ocellated turkeys most frequently inhabit lowland evergreen and tropical deciduous forests.Clearings are utilized during the breeding season. Birds may also be found in such varied habitats as marshland, savannah, abandoned farmland, and old growth mature rainforest. similar in appearance to North American wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo), but are lighter in weight and more brilliantly colored.Males weigh about 4.5 kg and are roughly 0.9 m in length.Females weigh about 2.7 kg.Reproduction:Ocellated turkeys breed seasonally. Starting the first week of February, males begin to change in appearance, with crowns becoming enlarged and skin warts becoming more pronounced and colorful. From February through April males gobble and strut to attract mates. Just before strutting, a male wags his tail feathers from side to side.During the strut he spreads the tail fan, holds his head and neck back over the body, drags both wings on the ground, and vibrates one wing. He struts and circles a hen until she either leaves or squats down for copulation. Males may also gobble during a strut. It lays about 8 - 15 eggs per clutch.