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Eastern Wild Turkey

Turkeys is either of two species of large birds in the genus Meleagris native to North America, and since domesticated and raised for food, within the poultry group.


  • I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharking and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird.
  • TURKEY, n. A large bird whose flesh when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude. Incidentally, it is pretty good eating.

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