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domesticated turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Subject: domesticated turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
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A turkey with 15 chicks at Wychwood.jpg
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domesticated turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

A turkey with 15 chicks at Wychwood, in King City, Ontario, Canada. (Wychwood was Sir Henry Pellatt's cattle farm.)
Date 1910
Source This image is available from the City of Toronto Archives, listed under the archival citation Fonds 1244, Item 4041.
Author William James

The domesticated turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a large poultry bird, domestic form of the wild turkey. The English language name for this species results from an early misidentification of the bird with an unrelated species which was imported to Europe through the country of Turkey.

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